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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.
New discovery paves way for better treatment of diabetes

New discovery paves way for better treatment of diabetes

Experts discuss sex-specific sensitivity to key blood pressure hormone

Experts discuss sex-specific sensitivity to key blood pressure hormone

Researchers identify new genetic signals for regulation of infant growth

Researchers identify new genetic signals for regulation of infant growth

Johns Hopkins researchers identify new way to lower blood pressure in obese patients

Johns Hopkins researchers identify new way to lower blood pressure in obese patients

Physiologists, researchers to discuss factors underlying cardiovascular disease at APS conference

Physiologists, researchers to discuss factors underlying cardiovascular disease at APS conference

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

Fatty food changes the brain to affect homeostasis and metabolism

Fatty food changes the brain to affect homeostasis and metabolism

Genetic variants associated with adult obesity start playing a role during early childhood

Genetic variants associated with adult obesity start playing a role during early childhood

Overweight adolescents actually eat less when exposed to stressful events

Overweight adolescents actually eat less when exposed to stressful events

Maternal high-fat diet may slow learning ability in offspring, study suggests

Maternal high-fat diet may slow learning ability in offspring, study suggests

Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

Maternal obesity may negatively affect children's lung development

Maternal obesity may negatively affect children's lung development

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene

New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Yale researchers offer insight into the hunger hormone

Yale researchers offer insight into the hunger hormone

The basal forebrain may hold clues to food avoidance behavior

The basal forebrain may hold clues to food avoidance behavior

Women's pre-pregnancy obesity changes breast milk contents which can affect infant growth

Women's pre-pregnancy obesity changes breast milk contents which can affect infant growth

Pre-pregnancy maternal obesity may affect growth of breastfeeding infants

Pre-pregnancy maternal obesity may affect growth of breastfeeding infants

Study shows link between BMI and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis

Study shows link between BMI and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis