Assessment of biochemical parameters and characterization of TNFα -308G/A and PTPN22 +1858C/T gene polymorphisms in the risk of obesity in adolescents.

Obesity is currently considered an inflammatory condition associated with autoimmune diseases, suggesting a common origin. Among other factors, candidate genes may explain the development of this disease. Polymorphisms in the tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) and lymphoid protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTPN22) genes lead to an increased risk to development of… (More)