IJCRR - 6(21), November, 2014
LEPTIN - IT'S ROLE IN ENERGY HOMEOSTASIS
Author: Dipti Mohapatra, Prakash K. Sasmal, Nibedita Priyadarsini, Ellora Devi, Priyambada Panda
Leptin (from the Greek leptos, meaning thin) is a 167-amino acid protein hormone with important effects in regulating body weight, metabolism and reproductive function. Leptin, an adipose tissue derived hormone relays information about the peripheral energy reserve and their availability to the brain. This review article is on understanding the physiology of leptin and its role in energy homeostasis thereby controlling obesity, neuroendocrine function, energy metabolism and insights into emerging clinical applications. It also addresses the possible therapeutic uses of leptin in humans.
Keywords: Leptin receptor, Obesity and receptor resistance
Dipti Mohapatra, Prakash K. Sasmal, Nibedita Priyadarsini, Ellora Devi, Priyambada Panda. LEPTIN - IT'S ROLE IN ENERGY HOMEOSTASIS International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(21), November, 26-30
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