INDIGO’s assay kits and services can provide valuable information for your obesity research. Whether you are interested in a single-receptor assay or a full-panel study, we can help you obtain the data you need quickly.


Receptors for Obesity Research

Nuclear receptors and other receptors are targets for obesity research due to their involvement in the signaling pathway for regulating metabolism, as well as energy and lipid homeostasis. Understanding the mechanisms underlying the involvement of various receptors in the pathogenesis of obesity, as well as the complications and comorbidities that result from it may offer targets for the development of new treatments.


Indigo Assays for Obesity Research

INDIGO Biosciences offers assays for receptors that are implicated as promising therapeutic targets for obesity:


Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 30 is considered obese, though this is not always accurate as some athletes have high BMI’s due to a high level of muscle mass. Obesity is primarily caused by an imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended which can result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Environmental factors leading to obesity can include medical conditions, physical activity, dietary patterns, and medications.

The signs and symptoms of obesity are excessive body fat, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, skin problems, fatigue, and pain. Long term risks of obesity include developing serious diseases and comorbidities including NAFLD/NASH, hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, and certain types of cancer. Obesity is considered a serious global health problem due to its increasing prevalence and comorbidities.

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