White adipocytes activate the lipolysis pathway to produce the free fatty acids that are used as heating fuel by brown adipose tissue. Nayak et al. show that Opsin 3 is required for blue-light-enhanced activation of the lipolysis pathway. This explains the low body temperature of Opn3 mutant mice.
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