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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.
Novel therapy using nitric oxide may be an efficient and safe way to treat multiple metabolic diseases

Novel therapy using nitric oxide may be an efficient and safe way to treat multiple metabolic diseases

Understanding the Choice Between Individual Versus Social Housing Mice and Its Impact On Research

Understanding the Choice Between Individual Versus Social Housing Mice and Its Impact On Research

The effects of prolonged sleep restriction on energy intake, energy expenditure, and regional fat storage in healthy individuals

The effects of prolonged sleep restriction on energy intake, energy expenditure, and regional fat storage in healthy individuals

New research project aims to investigate the different 'languages' used by viruses

New research project aims to investigate the different 'languages' used by viruses

Study uncovers new clues about the cellular processes that can lead to androgen deficiency

Study uncovers new clues about the cellular processes that can lead to androgen deficiency

Attenuated tissue immune responses against SARS-CoV-2 in obese and non-obese patients

Attenuated tissue immune responses against SARS-CoV-2 in obese and non-obese patients

DPP4 protein: The connection between severe COVID-19 and diabetes

DPP4 protein: The connection between severe COVID-19 and diabetes

Blocking an enzyme activity inside fat cells can reduce obesity in mice

Blocking an enzyme activity inside fat cells can reduce obesity in mice

New project aims to study how bacterial defenses influence the spread of mobile genetic elements

New project aims to study how bacterial defenses influence the spread of mobile genetic elements

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Newly discovered hormone may play a key role in the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Newly discovered hormone may play a key role in the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

New hormone may play a key role in the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

New hormone may play a key role in the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Fat-secreted molecule may cancel out the effects of common breast cancer treatment

Fat-secreted molecule may cancel out the effects of common breast cancer treatment

UTSW scientists discover a possible strategy to combat obesity

UTSW scientists discover a possible strategy to combat obesity

Factors contributing to a weak antibody response to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Factors contributing to a weak antibody response to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers identify protein that plays a key role in how the brain regulates appetite and metabolism

Researchers identify protein that plays a key role in how the brain regulates appetite and metabolism

Asthmatic children who are overweight or obese less likely to respond to inhaled steroids

Asthmatic children who are overweight or obese less likely to respond to inhaled steroids

COVID-19 vaccine antibodies inversely related to BMI in obese men, but not women

COVID-19 vaccine antibodies inversely related to BMI in obese men, but not women

NIH awards $18.15 million to seven projects focused on interoception

NIH awards $18.15 million to seven projects focused on interoception

Study finds novel approach to attenuate mitochondrial dysfunction that drives diet-induced obesity

Study finds novel approach to attenuate mitochondrial dysfunction that drives diet-induced obesity