Cilia, tubby mice, and obesity

Primary cilia have been previously linked to the central regulation of satiety. The tubby mouse is characterized by maturity-onset obesity and blindness. A recent paper demonstrates molecular defects in trafficking of ciliary GPCRs in the central neurons of tubby mice, underscoring the role of ciliary signaling in the pathogenesis of this monogenic obesity syndrome. (Source: BioMed Central)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas presents and January Sales in the UK with this simple shopping directory.
Source: Blindness