AQP7 is the primary glycerol transporter in white (WAT) and brown (BAT) adipose tissues. There are immediate and quantitatively important actions of cortisone over the expression of AQP7 in murine and human adipocytes. Short-term response (minutes) of cortisone treatment result in an mRNA overexpression in white and brown differentiated adipocytes (between 1.5 and 6 folds). Conversely, long-term response (hours or days) result in decreased mRNA expression. The effects observed on AQP7 mRNA expression upon cortisone treatment in brown and white differentiated adipocytes are concordant with those observed for GK and HSD1B11.