Tag Archives: obesity

Scientists link lncRNA leptin with obesity


Obesity is a major public-health problem in the United States and around the world, with an estimated 650 million people suffering from the condition. One of the biggest challenges of this ever-worsening condition is figuring out why people become obese in the first place, and why some people are more vulnerable to obesity than others. Now, scientists at The Rockefeller ...

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Transcriptome analyses identifies long noncoding RNAs regulating energy metabolism


  Genome-wide screens define 359 metabolically sensitive lncRNAs in key metabolic organs LncRNA functions were predicted by mRNA-lncRNA correlation analyses In vitro assays connect lncRNAs to specific metabolic and signaling pathways SREBP1c induces Gm16551 to activate an lncRNA-mediated negative feedback loop       To systemically identify long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulating energy metabolism, researchers from the National Heart, Lung and ...

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Long noncoding RNAs regulate adipogenesis

The prevalence of obesity has led to a surge of interest in understanding the detailed mechanisms underlying adipocyte development. Many protein-coding genes, mRNAs, and microRNAs have been implicated in adipocyte development, but the global expression patterns and functional contributions of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) during adipogenesis have not been explored. Here a team led by researchers at the Whitehead Institute ...

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