Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 30th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "fatty fa/fa Zucker rats with a missense mutation in the leptin receptor (OB-R) are obese and infertile with prolonged estrous cycles. To determine whether their reproductive deficits could be corrected by OB-R installation, we employed viral vectors to introduce the OB-R gene into either the arcuate nucleus (ARC) or the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus, sites of OB-R expression in wild-type rats."
"Recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vectors encoding the human leptin-receptor gene (rAAV-OB-Rb) were microinjected...
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