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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

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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You see Tubbers reckons that Bertie's "unique take on the English language would have prohibited him from writing a book he could stand over".
Star performance Tom Doyle for bringing Tubber Gael Holly from off the pace to win Making hay .
Tubber Gael Holly has gone up a remarkable 23lbs in the ratings for her last four runs even though she has yet to win a race.
CRUNCHED Car after collision yesterday TERRIFYING Crashed car blocks door of pensioner's home in Bunnahow, Tubber, Co Clare, yesterday
Art student Emer was found in the ashes of her caravan at Ballybornagh, Tubber, near the Clare-Galway border in April 2005 Gardai had suspected she may have been murdered or beaten unconscious before the caravan went up in flames.
Robert Power sent Prince Picasso to the front before the second-last and brilliant jumps at the final two flights settled the matter as the 5-1 chance beat Waly's Own a length and a quarter with the unlucky Tubber Gael Holly the same distance away in third.
The 23-year-old was found dead in a burned out caravan at Ballybornagh Tubber, Co Clare, in April 2005.
There was very much a local flavour to the winner of the featured mare's handicap hurdle as the Michael Hourigan-trained mare Tubber Gael Holly got the better of the argument under Tom Doyle to beat the unlucky Posh Lady.
In Tubber, Co Offaly, a pack of dogs killed 20 and 14 more died in Edenderry last Tuesday.
Michael Hourigan continued his run of decent form when Brian Carey steered Tubber Gael Holly to an ultimately comfortable three-and-a-half-length success over the strong-finishing Florimund in the opening division.
Tubber man Michael Sculley, who died recently, was one of Hawaii's most successful entrepreneurs.
Plus, hot tubbers up and down the country reveal why they love the bubbles so much.