Differential miRNA expression in omental adipose tissue and in the circulation of obese patients identifies novel metabolic biomarkers.

@article{Heneghan2011DifferentialME,
  title={Differential miRNA expression in omental adipose tissue and in the circulation of obese patients identifies novel metabolic biomarkers.},
  author={H M Heneghan and Nicola Miller and Oliver J. McAnena and Tara Renee O'Brien and Michael John Kerin},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2011},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={E846-50}
}
BACKGROUND Omental fat accumulation is associated with development of the metabolic syndrome, although its molecular characteristics are poorly understood. Mi(cro)RNAs (miRNAs), a class of small noncoding RNAs, are known to regulate various metabolic processes, although their role in obesity and the metabolic syndrome is not clearly defined. This study sought to characterize the miRNA expression in omentum, sc fat and in the circulation of obese and nonobese individuals. Their potential as… CONTINUE READING