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Symbol MAGEL2 contributors: mct - updated : 09-11-2015
HGNC name MAGE-like 2
HGNC id 6814
  • Magel2-null mice exhibit neonatal growth retardation, excessive weight gain after weaning, and increased adiposity with altered metabolism in adulthood as seen in PWS patients
  • mice lacking Magel2 display increased weight gain with excess adiposity and other defects suggestive of hypothalamic deficiency
  • paternally Magel2-null mice have reduced embryonic viability but otherwise normal embryonic growth in survivors, followed by post-natal growth retardation and excessive weight gain, recapitulating aspects of the PWS phenotype