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Lessons from Leptins Molecular Biology: Potential Therapeutic Actions of Recombinant Leptin and Leptin-Related Compounds

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 1 ]


M. L. G. Correia and W. G. Haynes   Pages 31 - 38 ( 8 )


Leptin, a peptide secreted by the white adipose tissue, circulates to the central nervous system and signals the status of body energy stores, regulating feeding behavior and energy balance. As human obesity is characterized by hyperleptinemia and leptin resistance, increasing leptin sensitivity is an attractive target for obesity treatment.


Obesity, obesity treatment, leptin, leptin resistance, lipodystrophy


Department of Internal Medicine - 157 MRF, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA.

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