leptin


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lep·tin

 (lĕp′tĭn′)
n.
A peptide hormone produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite and energy metabolism.

leptin

(ˈlɛptɪn)
n
(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]
Translations
leptina
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Leptin signaling in brain: a link between nutrition and cognition?
We found many researchers were experiencing challenges in being able to differentiate between leptin resistance and circulating non-functional leptin," explains ALPCO's president, Sean Conley.
Editor's Note: The authors observe that it is the first time that oral administration of vitamin C or E was shown to decrease serum leptin levels in diabetic subjects.
It is still unclear whether there are some associations between serum kisspeptin and leptin in the development of puberty since leptin plays an essential role in the regulation of puberty as we all know [2, 3].
To investigate a link between serum leptin concentration, BMD and fracture healing response we investigated 30 consecutive male patients with long bone fractures with or without SCI.
Several authors have studied the relationship between serum leptin levels and the immune and virological status in HIV-infected individuals.
Interestingly, leptin has been shown to play a significant role in the pathophysiology of insulin resistance related to obesity because leptin replacement reverses insulin resistance and diabetes in mice homozygous for mutations of the ob gene.
Statistically significant correlation of leptin was found with waist circumference, (r 0.
But even after adjustment for these differences, average leptin levels were 27 percent higher for older adults in the highest category of black carbon exposure.
Contrary to what is known on reproductive tissues, there are a few reports showing the presence of leptin and its receptors on epididymis and it is concerned to pig and lizard models only (Putti et al.
Fasting for 12 h decreased serum leptin levels, and leptin levels can not recover to the control level after refeeding.
0001) levels were observed in the patients, while serum leptin (p<0.