Next-generation sequencing of the monogenic obesity genes LEP, LEPR, MC4R, PCSK1 and POMC in a Norwegian cohort of patients with morbid obesity and normal weight controls.

BACKGROUND Rare sequence variants in at least five genes are known to cause monogenic obesity. In this study we aimed to investigate the prevalence of, and characterize, rare coding and splice site variants in LEP, LEPR, MC4R, PCSK1 and POMC in patients with morbid obesity and normal weight controls. METHOD Targeted next-generation sequencing of all exons… CONTINUE READING