Medical Definition of Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)

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Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR): a type of nuclear hormone receptor within cells that ultimately affects gene expression. There are 3 types of PPARs: alpha, gamma, and beta/delta. These receptors play a major role in the maintenance of metabolism, cell differentiation, and inflammation.

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Tyagi et al. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor: A family of nuclear receptors role in various diseases. J Adv Pharm Technol Res. 2011 Oct-Dec; 2(4): 236–240.