Obesity is a prevalent metabolic disorder worldwide. Here, we describe a comprehensive protocol using pegylated arginine deiminase (ADI-EPG 20) to apply the concept that arginine depletion induces systemic autophagy to drive whole-body energy metabolism and weight loss in mice. We detail the steps for cohort setup, mouse husbandry, and treatment and provide expected results under these conditions. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Zhang et al. (2022a, 2022b).

Original languageEnglish
Article number101489
JournalSTAR Protocols
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 16 2022


  • Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology


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