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One of a number of obesity related genes; mice with a defective tubby gene (homolog to TUB) become obese gradually, like humans. TUB encodes a bipartite transcription factor which may play a role in obesity and sensorineural degradation
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tub

(tŭb) [ME. tubbe]
1. A receptacle for bathing.
2. The use of a cold bath.
3. To treat by using a cold bath.
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