Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, January 12th, 2006
According to recent research from the United States, "Age-related obesity is associated with impaired hypothalamic pro-opiomelanocortin (Pomc) gene expression. We assessed whether overproduction of POMC in the hypothalamus ameliorates age-related obesity in rats."
"Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) encoding Pomc (rAAV-Pomc) or control vector was delivered bilaterally into the basomedial hypothalamus of aged obese rats with coordinates targeting the arcuate nucleus. Energy balance, glucose metabolism, brown adipose tissue thermogenesis and...
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