Leptin

Role of Leptin in Immunology

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Leptin seems to play an important role in the generation and maintenance of immune responses. Leptin is a cytokine similar in structure to interleukin 2, an important T-cell growth factor. Energy...

Leptin and Reproduction

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Leptin, a hormone secreted from adipose tissue, plays an important role in reproductive physiology. It has been shown to stimulate the reproductive system by rescuing the sterility of leptin-defi...

Leptin: Defining Its Role in Humans by the Clinical Study of Genetic Disorders

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Extremely unusual genetic conditions can reveal normal processes governing physiologic regulation and metabolism. Children with rare homozygous mutations in the leptin gene and complete leptin de...

Peripheral Actions of Leptin and Its Involvement in Disease

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The discovery of leptin is broadening our understanding of the mechanisms underlying neuroendocrine function. To date, most investigations have focused on the effects of leptin on food intake con...

Changes in Serum Leptin and Beta Endorphin Levels with Weight Loss by Electroacupuncture and Diet Restriction in Obesity

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Changes in Serum Leptin and Beta Endorphin Levels with Weight Loss by Electroacupuncture and Diet Restriction in Obesity Treatment

This study aims to investigate the role of changes in leptin and beta endorphin (BE) levels in weight loss following electroacupuncture (EA) application in obesity treatment. EA was applied to 20...

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