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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.
Researchers reveal the role of hypothalamic astrocytes in obesity-related hypertension

Researchers reveal the role of hypothalamic astrocytes in obesity-related hypertension

Potential leptin therapy for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Potential leptin therapy for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

New study advances knowledge about the link between obesity-associated inflammation and cancer

New study advances knowledge about the link between obesity-associated inflammation and cancer

Reduced levels of leptin are linked to poor vaccine responses in general population

Reduced levels of leptin are linked to poor vaccine responses in general population

Girls more likely to develop metabolic alterations associated with obesity than boys

Girls more likely to develop metabolic alterations associated with obesity than boys

Machine learning approach helps study human hypothalamus at the single-cell level

Machine learning approach helps study human hypothalamus at the single-cell level

Researchers establish new link between high BMI and breast cancer survival rates

Researchers establish new link between high BMI and breast cancer survival rates

Obesity and high-salt diet pose bigger, seemingly synergistic cardiovascular risks for females

Obesity and high-salt diet pose bigger, seemingly synergistic cardiovascular risks for females

Study shows how leptin suppresses appetite

Study shows how leptin suppresses appetite

Mice study provides insight into the beneficial effects of selenium supplementation

Mice study provides insight into the beneficial effects of selenium supplementation

Researcher get federal grant to study how gut microbiota and inflammation promote metabolic syndrome

Researcher get federal grant to study how gut microbiota and inflammation promote metabolic syndrome

Study reveals key mechanism by which exercise promotes immunity, strengthens bones

Study reveals key mechanism by which exercise promotes immunity, strengthens bones

Leptin plays a strong role in controlling the body weight of children

Leptin plays a strong role in controlling the body weight of children

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Dusp8 protein has regulatory effects on hypothalamic insulin sensitivity

Dusp8 protein has regulatory effects on hypothalamic insulin sensitivity

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

Researchers identify differences in clinical features of non-obese patients with NAFLD

Researchers identify differences in clinical features of non-obese patients with NAFLD

Elevated leptin levels may explain why COVID-19 is so dangerous for people with obesity

Elevated leptin levels may explain why COVID-19 is so dangerous for people with obesity

Study shows how leptin regulates the presence of neurons in fat

Study shows how leptin regulates the presence of neurons in fat

Fasting-mimicking diet along with hormone therapy could help treat breast cancer

Fasting-mimicking diet along with hormone therapy could help treat breast cancer