leptin(redirected from Leptines)
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A peptide hormone produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite and energy metabolism.
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(Biochemistry) a protein, produced by fat cells in the body, that acts on the brain to regulate the amount of additional fat laid down in the body
[C20: from lepto- + -in]
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