Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Inherited leanness

Inherited leanness is a diagnosis made by exclusion of anorexia and lipodystrophy. It is a dominant disorder caused by mutations of the AGRP gene.

Systematic

Disturbances of body fat distribution
Inherited leanness
AGRP
Lipodystrophy
Obesity

References:

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Kitamura T et. al. (2006) Forkhead protein FoxO1 mediates Agrp-dependent effects of leptin on food intake.

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Shutter JR et. al. (1997) Hypothalamic expression of ART, a novel gene related to agouti, is up-regulated in obese and diabetic mutant mice.

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Ollmann MM et. al. (1997) Antagonism of central melanocortin receptors in vitro and in vivo by agouti-related protein.

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Graham M et. al. (1997) Overexpression of Agrt leads to obesity in transgenic mice.

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Katsuki A et. al. (2001) Plasma levels of agouti-related protein are increased in obese men.

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Brown AM et. al. (2001) The gene structure and minimal promoter of the human agouti related protein.

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Argyropoulos G et. al. (2002) A polymorphism in the human agouti-related protein is associated with late-onset obesity.

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Marks DL et. al. (2004) Ala67Thr polymorphism in the Agouti-related peptide gene is associated with inherited leanness in humans.

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Luquet S et. al. (2005) NPY/AgRP neurons are essential for feeding in adult mice but can be ablated in neonates.

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Andrews ZB et. al. (2008) UCP2 mediates ghrelin's action on NPY/AgRP neurons by lowering free radicals.

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Atasoy D et. al. (2012) Deconstruction of a neural circuit for hunger.

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Krashes MJ et. al. (2014) An excitatory paraventricular nucleus to AgRP neuron circuit that drives hunger.

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Update: Sept. 26, 2018