Another gene, partially responsible for the development of obesity, found researchers from the Medical College of Baylor and Virginia tech. Do not underestimate the influence of genetic factors on the process of recruitment of extra pounds, experts say.
Another gene was the gene Rap1. He is responsible for a variety of functions. Among them, the formation of memory and comprehensive training. Another Rap1 provides links to energy metabolism in the body.
By blocking Rap1 gene in mice altered metabolism. Of fatty foods they gained fewer pounds than the control group. In addition, the deactivation of the gene increased resistance of the nervous system of animals to the leptin. As a result, the appetite is suppressed, rats not so much wanted there.
It is possible that in the future there will be drugs based on genetic influence, and one of their application areas will be the treatment of obesity.