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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.
Q. What turns an obese person into a person with diabetes? - A. Leptin

Q. What turns an obese person into a person with diabetes? - A. Leptin

Beta blocker lowers blood pressure and wards off repeat heart attacks

Beta blocker lowers blood pressure and wards off repeat heart attacks

The role body fat plays in determining one's risk of chronic diseases

The role body fat plays in determining one's risk of chronic diseases

Insight into potential mechanisms underlying type II diabetes

Insight into potential mechanisms underlying type II diabetes

Research suggests that lack of sleep may be contributing to the obesity pandemic

Research suggests that lack of sleep may be contributing to the obesity pandemic

Battle of Waterloo could help doctors fight death from multiple organ failure

Battle of Waterloo could help doctors fight death from multiple organ failure

Shp2 protein plays a critical role in obesity

Shp2 protein plays a critical role in obesity

Brain protein called MC4R that plays a role in the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way

Brain protein called MC4R that plays a role in the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way

Hormone leptin could play a key role in treating bone loss, anorexia and infertility in women

Hormone leptin could play a key role in treating bone loss, anorexia and infertility in women

Switches in the brain that tell the body to stop eating and start burning calories

Switches in the brain that tell the body to stop eating and start burning calories

Leptin's fat-burning role in humans

Leptin's fat-burning role in humans

U-M scientists say Wnt protein prevents obesity by inhibiting fat cell development

U-M scientists say Wnt protein prevents obesity by inhibiting fat cell development

RNA enzyme research may lead to ways of monitoring fat metabolism and might even assist in the search for signs of life on Mars

RNA enzyme research may lead to ways of monitoring fat metabolism and might even assist in the search for signs of life on Mars

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Fat hormone leptin affects a specific type of target neurons in the brain

Fat hormone leptin affects a specific type of target neurons in the brain

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Higher-than-normal amounts of a selenium-containing enzyme could promote type 2 diabetes

Higher-than-normal amounts of a selenium-containing enzyme could promote type 2 diabetes

Cure for age-induced diabetes or cancer may be nearer than we think

Cure for age-induced diabetes or cancer may be nearer than we think