Studying brown and brite adipose tissue requires precise and reliable quantification of cellular thermogenesis. This protocol describes the isolation of primary murine pre-adipocytes, differentiation into thermogenic brown and brite adipocytes, and subsequent oxygen consumption analysis. Commonly applied procedures only measure basal and maximal proton leak-linked oxygen consumption but not explicitly uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1)-dependent respiration. Meaningful oxygen consumption analyses r…
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