Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Perilipin 1

Perilipin 1 is the protein encoded by the PLIN1 gene, It surrounds lipid storage droplets in adipocytes and by its phosphorylation regulates lipoprotein lipase activity. Mutations cause autosomal dominant partial lipodystrophy 4.


Clinic Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Massive parallel sequencing
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Familial partial lipodystrophy type 4



Martinez-Botas J et al. (2000) Absence of perilipin results in leanness and reverses obesity in Lepr(db/db) mice.


Tansey JT et al. (2001) Perilipin ablation results in a lean mouse with aberrant adipocyte lipolysis, enhanced leptin production, and resistance to diet-induced obesity.


Lu X et al. (2001) The murine perilipin gene: the lipid droplet-associated perilipins derive from tissue-specific, mRNA splice variants and define a gene family of ancient origin.


Tanigawa K et al. (2008) Expression of adipose differentiation-related protein (ADRP) and perilipin in macrophages infected with Mycobacterium leprae.


Gandotra S et al. (2011) Perilipin deficiency and autosomal dominant partial lipodystrophy.


Greenberg AS et al. (1993) Isolation of cDNAs for perilipins A and B: sequence and expression of lipid droplet-associated proteins of adipocytes.


Nishiu J et al. (1998) Isolation and chromosomal mapping of the human homolog of perilipin (PLIN), a rat adipose tissue-specific gene, by differential display method.

Update: Sept. 26, 2018