The FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene codes for a novel member of the non-heme dioxygenase superfamily

@article{SnchezPulido2007TheF,
  title={The FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene codes for a novel member of the non-heme dioxygenase superfamily},
  author={Luis S{\'a}nchez-Pulido and Miguel A. Andrade-Navarro},
  journal={BMC Biochemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={23 - 23}
}
Genetic variants in the FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene have been associated with an increased risk of obesity. However, the function of its protein product has not been experimentally studied and previously reported sequence similarity analyses suggested the absence of homologs in existing protein databases. Here, we present the first detailed computational analysis of the sequence and predicted structure of the protein encoded by FTO. We performed a sequence similarity search using… CONTINUE READING

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