MIR137 is the key gene mediator of the syndromic obesity phenotype of patients with 1p21.3 microdeletions

@inproceedings{Tucci2016MIR137IT,
  title={MIR137 is the key gene mediator of the syndromic obesity phenotype of patients with 1p21.3 microdeletions},
  author={Arianna Tucci and Claudia Ciaccio and Giulietta Scuvera and Susanna Esposito and Donatella Milani},
  booktitle={Molecular Cytogenetics},
  year={2016}
}
Deletions in the long arm of chromosome 1 have been described in patients with a phenotype consisting primarily of obesity, intellectual disability and autism-spectrum disorder. The minimal region of overlap comprises two genes: DPYD and MIR137. We describe a 10-year-old boy with syndromic obesity who carries a novel 1p21.3 deletion overlapping the critical region with the MIR137 gene only. This study suggests that MIR137 is the mediator of the obesity phenotype of patients carrying 1p21.3… CONTINUE READING