Genetic Markers for Obesity
The present invention is directed to new genetic variants or polymorphisms at the perilipin locus (PLIN) including PLIN1: 6209T (allele 1)>C (allele 2); PLIN3 10171 (allele 1) A >T (allele 2); PLIN4: 11482G (allele 1)>A (allele 2); PLIN5: 13041A (allele 1)>G (allele 2) and PLIN6: 14995A (allele 1)>T (allele 2), and their use in diagnostic and prognostic applications for obesity and obesity-related diseases, such as metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.
ORDOVAS JOSE M [US]; QI LU [US]; GREENBERG ANDREW [US]; CORELLA DOLORES [ES]
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