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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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He has now been made into a cartoon and received gifts from Green activists Stateside - including food vouchers and luxury beds - but Mrs Gilmore and her husband admit Tubby does not understand what all the fuss is about.
After finding out Tubby was indeed a girl, Little League officials changed the bylaws the next year to ban girls from playing in the league.
Each animal that joins the Tubby Club receives a free weight check and consultation where advice is given on diet and exercise.
Preschool Baby Learns About Computers: Tubby in Computer World is a DVD presented by Galloping Minds for tots 2 to 6 years old.
Tubby allows consumers to search, compare, review and buy products from a range of national retailers, while rewarding them with a cash back incentive for shopping online, receiving email and text message offers, and participating in surveys--so it's a win-win for shoppers and for retailers.
He said: "Ian Proud has publicly, on a number of occasions, in my hearing and in the hearing of others, referred to himself as a tubby man, and he's done it jocularly.
Young Clyde was five when his father died, and Tubby became a father figure to his younger brother.
The 22 newly unearthed 1970s dubs from master mixer King Tubby on Bring the Dub Come provide dazzling proof.
This is a follow on from St Ivel's first character licensed product, St Ivel Tubby Custard.
The staple foods of the Teletubbies are Tubby toast and Tubby custard.
New research suggests that the cure for a tubby tummy may be leptin, a hormone thought to play a role in regulating body fat.
The television went like this: "Tubby Cub, your TUBBY TOY OH JOY