Eriksson A, Williams MJ, Voisin S, Hansson I, Krishnan A, Philippot G, Yamskova O, Herisson FM, Dnyansagar R, Moschonis G, Manios Y, Chrousos GP, Olszewski PK, Frediksson R, Schiöth HB. Implication of coronin 7 in body weight regulation in humans, mice and flies. BMC Neurosci. 2015 Mar 14;16(1):13. PMID: 25887538.
From the abstract: "... Although various genome-wide association studies have identified more than 40 genes associated with obesity, these genes cannot fully explain the heritability of obesity, suggesting there may be other contributing factors, including epigenetic effects. We performed genome wide DNA methylation profiling ... Of note, obese children had significantly lower methylation levels at a CpG site located near coronin 7 (CORO7), which encodes a tryptophan-aspartic acid dipeptide (WD)-repeat containing protein ... profiling of coronin 7 (Coro7) mRNA expression in mice revealed that it is highly expressed in appetite and energy balance regulating regions ... food deprivation in mice downregulates hypothalamic Coro7 mRNA levels ... Knocking down the pod1 in the Drosophila adult nervous system increased their resistance to starvation. Furthermore, feeding flies a high-calorie diet significantly increased pod1 expression. We conclude that coronin 7 is involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis and this role stems, to some degree, from the effect on feeding for calories and reward."