From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human adenovirus 36 (HAdV-36) or AD-36 is one of 51 types of adenoviruses known to infect humans. It was first shown to be associated with obesity in chickens by Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar.There has been a positive correlation between body fat and the presence of AD-36 antibodies in the blood. Previous research showed that chicken or mice injected with similar types of viruses show a statistically significant weight gain.To date, AD-36 is the only human adenovirus that has been linked with human obesity, present in 30% of obese humans and 11% of nonobese humans. AD-36 also causes obesity in chickens, mice, rats, and monkeys.AD-36 infection can induce cellular differentiation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and stem cells derived from human adipose tissue.
This article is based on an article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and is available under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License.
In the Wikipedia there is a list with all authors of this article available.