Objectives: Typically, obesity results from an inappropriate balance between energy uptake from nutrient consumption and burning of calories, which leads to a pathological increase in fat mass. Obesity is a major cause of insulin resistance and diabetes. Inhibitory G proteins (Gαi) form a subfamily that is involved in the regulation of adipose tissue function. Among the three Gαi members, i.e. Gαi1, Gαi2, Gαi3, the Gαi2, protein is predominantly expressed in adipose tissue. However, the functions of the Gαi2 isoform in adipose tissue and its impact on the development of obesity are poorly understood.