Although insulin resistance in skeletal muscle is well-characterized, the role of circulating whole blood in the metabolic syndrome phenotype is not well understood. We set out to test the hypothesis that genes involved in inflammation, insulin signaling and mitochondrial function would be altered in expression in the whole blood of individuals with metabolic syndrome. We further wanted to examine whether similar relationships that we have found previously in skeletal muscle exist in peripheral whole blood cells.
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Tangen, S. E., Tsinajinnie, D., Nuñez, M., Shaibi, G. Q., Mandarino, L. J., & Coletta, D. K. (2013). Whole Blood Gene Expression Profiles in Insulin Resistant Latinos with the Metabolic Syndrome. PLoS ONE, 8(12). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084002