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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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I spoke to my councillor and joked that Tubby does a better job than their bin men.
There was no rule saying we couldn't play back in 1950," Tubby said.
Katie Parkes of the Gele Vetinary centre pictured weighing 'Simba' spaniel dog and (inset) other Tubby Club members Picture: ROBERT PARRY JONES
And what he does is something his mother and Tubby would be proud of.
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
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The filming is for a feature length programme, Tubby And Enid, a musical written by Bafta-winner Victoria Wood.
A choir member at the reunion is Tubby, a middle-aged insurance salesman who is struggling after the death of his mother.
Hamish Tubby opened the scoring but Curtis Kane equalised for the visitors and when Liam Milne was then sent off it looked bleak for the hosts.