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Apolipoprotein gene involved in lipid metabolism

United States Patent

July 3, 2007
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Methods and materials for studying the effects of a newly identified human gene, APOAV, and the corresponding mouse gene apoAV. The sequences of the genes are given, and transgenic animals which either contain the gene or have the endogenous gene knocked out are described. In addition, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the gene are described and characterized. It is demonstrated that certain SNPs are associated with diseases involving lipids and triglycerides and other metabolic diseases. These SNPs may be used alone or with SNPs from other genes to study individual risk factors. Methods for intervention in lipid diseases, including the screening of drugs to treat lipid-related or diabetic diseases are also disclosed.
Rubin; Edward (Berkeley, CA), Pennacchio; Len A. (Sebastopol, CA)
The Regents of The University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 229,834
August 27, 2002
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made during work supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. The government has certain rights in this invention.