Monday, June 5, 1995
Fat mice tell little
Separate reports delving further into two obesity-related gene defects
in mice have shed only a little more light on what could cause humans to become
overweight. Neither the ob or fat mouse gene appears to be a clear factor in human
The ob gene found in mice is not defective in obese humans, researchers
at Jefferson Medical College reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Meanwhile, another mouse gene, fat, maps to, and appears to be coding, the enzyme that