Pushing the envelope on lipodystrophy

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Autosomal dominant partial lipdystrophy (PLD), in which regional adipose loss is coupled with insulin resistance, is strongly associated with missense mutations in LMNA, encoding lamin A/C—a component of the nuclear envelope. This finding indicates that other proteins and functions of the nuclear envelope may have bearing on disorders of adipose tissue and insulin action.

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Flier, J. Pushing the envelope on lipodystrophy. Nat Genet 24, 103–104 (2000) doi:10.1038/72734

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