The MS is prevalent in Mexican Americans (MAs) and is projected to increase. It is important therefore to better understand its genetic and environmental determinants. We hypothesized that the MS reflects dysfunction in important biological systems. To evaluate this concept, we analyzed gene expression data for the adaptive-immune, innate-immune, and hemostasis systems in relation to the MS from a study on MAs of San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley.
Udenwagu, Jewel; Eyobio, Unyime-Abasi; Onyechi, Stephanie; Diego, Vincent P.; Almeida, Marcio A.; Howard, Tom E.; and Blangero, John, "Environmental and Genetic Correlations Between the Metabolic Syndrome (MS) and System Variables Representing Adaptive Immunity, Innate Immunity and Hemostasis" (2019). School of Medicine Publications and Presentations. 406.
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