Lymphatic vascular defects promoted by Prox1 haploinsufficiency cause adult-onset obesity

Natasha L. Harvey, R. Sathish Srinivasan, Miriam E. Dillard, Nicole C. Johnson, Marlys H Witte, Kelli Boyd, Mark W. Sleeman, Guillermo Oliver

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Abstract

Multiple organs cooperate to regulate appetite, metabolism, and glucose and fatty acid homeostasis. Here, we identified and characterized lymphatic vasculature dysfunction as a cause of adult-onset obesity. We found that functional inactivation of a single allele of the homeobox gene Prox1 led to adult-onset obesity due to abnormal lymph leakage from mispatterned and ruptured lymphatic vessels. Prox1 heterozygous mice are a new model for adult-onset obesity and lymphatic vascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1072-1081
Number of pages10
JournalNature Genetics
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

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Haploinsufficiency
Blood Vessels
Obesity
Lymphatic Vessels
Homeobox Genes
Lymph
Appetite
Lymphatic Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Homeostasis
Fatty Acids
Alleles
Glucose

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  • Genetics

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Harvey, N. L., Srinivasan, R. S., Dillard, M. E., Johnson, N. C., Witte, M. H., Boyd, K., ... Oliver, G. (2005). Lymphatic vascular defects promoted by Prox1 haploinsufficiency cause adult-onset obesity. Nature Genetics, 37(10), 1072-1081. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng1642

Lymphatic vascular defects promoted by Prox1 haploinsufficiency cause adult-onset obesity. / Harvey, Natasha L.; Srinivasan, R. Sathish; Dillard, Miriam E.; Johnson, Nicole C.; Witte, Marlys H; Boyd, Kelli; Sleeman, Mark W.; Oliver, Guillermo.

In: Nature Genetics, Vol. 37, No. 10, 10.2005, p. 1072-1081.

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Harvey, NL, Srinivasan, RS, Dillard, ME, Johnson, NC, Witte, MH, Boyd, K, Sleeman, MW & Oliver, G 2005, 'Lymphatic vascular defects promoted by Prox1 haploinsufficiency cause adult-onset obesity', Nature Genetics, vol. 37, no. 10, pp. 1072-1081. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng1642
Harvey, Natasha L. ; Srinivasan, R. Sathish ; Dillard, Miriam E. ; Johnson, Nicole C. ; Witte, Marlys H ; Boyd, Kelli ; Sleeman, Mark W. ; Oliver, Guillermo. / Lymphatic vascular defects promoted by Prox1 haploinsufficiency cause adult-onset obesity. In: Nature Genetics. 2005 ; Vol. 37, No. 10. pp. 1072-1081.
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