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Leptin is a 16 kDa protein hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, including appetite and metabolism. It is one of the most important adipose derived hormones. The ''Ob(Lep)'' gene (Ob for obese, Lep for leptin) is located on chromosome 7 in humans.
Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms

Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms

Liver shows positive response to leptin therapy in patients with partial lipodystrophy, study finds

Liver shows positive response to leptin therapy in patients with partial lipodystrophy, study finds

Mother's alcohol misuse before conception may have lifelong negative effects on  offspring

Mother's alcohol misuse before conception may have lifelong negative effects on offspring

Scientists target hunger's complex chemistry to yield promising treatments for obesity

Scientists target hunger's complex chemistry to yield promising treatments for obesity

Researchers identify appetite-suppression mechanism in flies

Researchers identify appetite-suppression mechanism in flies

Whole-body vibration can mimic muscle, bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice

Whole-body vibration can mimic muscle, bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice

Hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, mice study reveals

Hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, mice study reveals

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

Researchers identify ion channel required for proper regulation of basal metabolism and body weight

Researchers identify ion channel required for proper regulation of basal metabolism and body weight

Increased levels of physical activity linked to decreased insulin resistance, inflammation biomarkers

Increased levels of physical activity linked to decreased insulin resistance, inflammation biomarkers

Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

CSHL scientists create first model of genetically induced obesity in fruit flies

CSHL scientists create first model of genetically induced obesity in fruit flies

Study shows effects of intensive weight reduction on normal weight females

Study shows effects of intensive weight reduction on normal weight females

Western diet during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in offspring

Western diet during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in offspring

Karolinska Institute biologist receives 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for excellence in diabetes research

Karolinska Institute biologist receives 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for excellence in diabetes research

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to type-2 diabetes

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to type-2 diabetes

Sleep-deprived people may consume extra calories , study finds

Sleep-deprived people may consume extra calories , study finds

Research findings raise hope for better treatment of diabetic wounds

Research findings raise hope for better treatment of diabetic wounds

Study identifies mechanistic link between maternal obesity and childhood hypertension

Study identifies mechanistic link between maternal obesity and childhood hypertension

Researchers discover how appetite is controlled and influenced by the brain

Researchers discover how appetite is controlled and influenced by the brain