New Gene That Regulates Body Weight Discovered

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Abraham Kovoor was studying a brain protein, called RGS9-2, that he had previously related to the involuntary, random and repetitive body movements that are side effects of drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.

While studying these side effects, which are called dyskinesia, Kovoor, an assistant professor in the University of Rhode Island's College of Pharmacy, discovered that RGS9-2 also plays a role in regulating body weight.

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University of Rhode Island (2012, January 4). New gene that regulates body weight discovered. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 5, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2012/01/120104153739.htm
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