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Epigenetic ON/OFF switches for obesity.

Cell 164, 341-342 (2016)
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Heritable epigenetic mechanisms might contribute to the worldwide increase in the prevalence of obesity. Dalgaard et al. identify an epigenetic molecular switch that controls body weight control. The discovery suggests the existence of mammalian polyphenism in energy metabolism and might have implications for strategies to limit the obesity epidemic.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Editorial
Keywords Imprinted Genes; Mice
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0092-8674
e-ISSN 1097-4172
Journal Cell
Quellenangaben Volume: 164, Issue: 3, Pages: 341-342 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher Cell Press
Publishing Place Cambridge, Mass.
Reviewing status Peer reviewed