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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.
Stem cell crosstalk with the microenvironment creates a loop of tumor-promoting factors

Stem cell crosstalk with the microenvironment creates a loop of tumor-promoting factors

Gut microbiome plays a role in Alzheimer's

Gut microbiome plays a role in Alzheimer's

Ketogenic diet may show more promising results than Mediterranean diets in short-term type 2 diabetes management

Ketogenic diet may show more promising results than Mediterranean diets in short-term type 2 diabetes management

Johns Hopkins researchers uncover a possible target to treat sleep apnea

Johns Hopkins researchers uncover a possible target to treat sleep apnea

Rheumatoid arthritis drug can be repurposed to improve diabetes-associated symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis drug can be repurposed to improve diabetes-associated symptoms

Study opens up new approaches for treating fatty liver disease

Study opens up new approaches for treating fatty liver disease

Does leptin play a role in Parkinson’s disease?

Does leptin play a role in Parkinson’s disease?

Excessive smartphone use may lead to early puberty

Excessive smartphone use may lead to early puberty

Obese children who recently lost weight more likely to show hunger-related brain activity after a meal

Obese children who recently lost weight more likely to show hunger-related brain activity after a meal

Eating disorders could be treated by modulating gut microbiota

Eating disorders could be treated by modulating gut microbiota

Nutritive intervention could be an effective treatment method in maintaining human health

Nutritive intervention could be an effective treatment method in maintaining human health

How does obesity affect the immune system?

How does obesity affect the immune system?

Midgestation increase in leptin puts child and mother at risk of cardiovascular disease

Midgestation increase in leptin puts child and mother at risk of cardiovascular disease

Virginia Tech scientist receives $2 million to examine the brain circuit responsible for high-fat food overconsumption

Virginia Tech scientist receives $2 million to examine the brain circuit responsible for high-fat food overconsumption

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