Flashcards in Complex Genetic Disorders Deck (7):
What are the three types of obesity?
Syndromic, Monogenic and Common
What is syndromic obesity commonly accompanied by?
Describe the action of leptin.
Leptin is produced by adipocytes and travels to the brain to let the brain know how much fat is stored in the adipose cells and thus regulates feeding
What are some features of leptin deficiency?
Low thyroid function
Incomplete/lack of puberty
What is the treatment for leptin deficiency?
Name some genes that cause monogenic obesity.