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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.
Tubber's eyecatching effort PILCA ended a lengthy losing sequence in the 2m4f novice handicap chase at Perth yesterday, despite trading at an in-running high of 30 on the exchanges.
The 28-year-old lives in Dublin prompting speculation that he's poised to leave his native Tubber for the Blanchardstown outfit, who already have 'outsiders' like Rory and Ray Gallagher on their books.
The Tubber clubman turned 34 at the weekend, but played a vital role as Offaly made a positive start to this contest.
The Tubber midfielder said: "We're all up for this one and hopefully we can win again."
In yesterday's smash, two cars collided head-on on the main Ennis to Galway N18 road at Bunnahow, Tubber, Co Clare.
"Obviously the referee's report has to come in and the necessary steps have to be taken after that," added the Tubber club man.
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.
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.