Correlation analysis of serum obestatin expression with insulin resistance in childhood obesity.
Exome sequencing in Thai patients with familial obesity
Obesity is a major worldwide health issue, with increasing prevalence in adults and children from developed and developing countries. Obesity causes several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, osteoarthritis, hypertension, stroke, type II diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and several types of cancer.
Methylation profile of SNRPN gene and its correlation with weight and chronological age
Genomic imprinting is an important epigenetic phenomenon, wherein genes or gene clusters are marked by DNA methylation during gametogenesis. This plays a major role in several functions of normal cells, including cell differentiation, X chromosome inactivation, and the maintenance of chromatin structure, in mammalian development. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible differences in SNRPN gene methylation profiles in non-obese and obese individuals, and in children and adults.
Association between rs155971 in the PCSK1 gene and the lipid profile of obese Thai children: a family-based study
Genetic variants of the POMC and PCSK1 genes cause severe obesity among patients in the early stages of childhood. This family-based study analyzed the links between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in either the POMC or PCSK1 genes and obesity, as well as obesity-related traits among obese Thai children and their families. The variants rs1042571 and rs6713532 in the POMC gene in a sample of 83 obese children and their family members were investigated using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-restriction fragment length polymorphism.