Association between neuromedin U gene variants and overweight and obesity

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Irena Hainerová, Signe S Torekov, Jakob Ek, Marie Finková, Knut Borch-Johnsen, Torben Jørgensen, Ole D Madsen, Jan Lebl, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen

Neuromedin U (NMU) is an anorexic neuropeptide expressed in the hypothalamus. Mice lacking the NmU gene are hyperphagic and obese, whereas mice overexpressing Nmu are hypophagic and lean.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)5057-63
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Research areas

  • Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Amino Acid Sequence, Body Mass Index, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Genetic Variation, Humans, Infant, Male, Middle Aged, Molecular Sequence Data, Neuropeptides, Obesity, Overweight, Pedigree

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