Genetics of Monogenic and Syndromic Obesity

Genetics of Monogenic and Syndromic Obesity

1st Edition - May 27, 2016
  • Editor: Ya-Xiong Tao
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128046159
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128047422

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Genetics of Monogenic and Syndromic Obesity is the latest volume in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series.

Key Features

  • Contains contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


Students, researchers, microbiologists, molecular biologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Single Gene and Syndromic Causes of Obesity: Illustrative Examples
    M.G. Butler
    2. PCSK1 Variants and Human Obesity
    B. Ramos-Molina, M.G. Martin, and I. Lindberg
    3. Rare Syndromes and Common Variants of the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene in Human Obesity
    J.C. Han
    4. Mutations in Melanocortin-3 Receptor Gene and Human Obesity
    Z. Yang and Y.-X. Tao
    5. Ghrelin Receptor Mutations and Human Obesity
    W. Wang and Y.-X. Tao
    6. Epigenetics of Obesity
    A. Lopomo, E. Burgio, and L. Migliore
    7. From Genome-wide Association Study to Phenome-wide Association Study: New Paradigms in Obesity Research
    Y.-P. Zhang, Y. Zhang and D.D. Duan
    8. Genetics of Adiposity in Large Animal Models for Human Obesity—Studies on Pigs and Dogs
    M. Stachowiak, I. Szczerbal, and M. Switonski

Product details

  • No. of pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: May 27, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128046159
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128047422

About the Serial Volume Editor

Ya-Xiong Tao

Dr. Ya-Xiong Tao is currently Associate Professor of Physiology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama, USA. He has been working on several G protein-coupled receptors, including gonadotropin receptors regulating reproduction, and melanocortin receptors regulating energy and glucose homeostasis. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed biomedical journals and obtained funding for his research from National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association, among others. He has delivered numerous lectures at universities and research institutes in USA. Canada, and China. He is visiting or guest professors at four universities and research institute in China. He has edited four volumes in Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science and is editing a volume of Advances in Pharmacology. He teaches several courses, including Physiology, Receptorology, and Molecular Endocrinology, for veterinarian and graduate students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL, USA