Anthony J. Wagner

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BACKGROUND The adipocyte hormone leptin is important in regulating energy homeostasis. Since severe lipodystrophy is associated with leptin deficiency, insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridemia, and hepatic steatosis, we assessed whether leptin replacement would ameliorate this condition. METHODS Nine female patients (age range, 15 to 42 years; eight with(More)
Genetic mutations in the leptin pathway can be a cause of human obesity. It is still unknown whether leptin can be effective in the treatment of fully established morbid obesity and its endocrine and metabolic consequences in adults. To test the hypothesis that leptin has a key role in metabolic and endocrine regulation in adults, we examined the effects of(More)
Leptin is important in regulating energy homeostasis. Severe lipodystrophy is associated with leptin deficiency and insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridemia, and hepatic steatosis. Leptin deficiency is also associated with abnormalities of the pituitary hormones in rodent models and patients with congenital absence of leptin. We inquired whether similar(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether leptin-induced improvements in glycemic control, hyperlipidemia, and insulin sensitivity in hypoleptinemic patients with generalized lipodystrophies are accompanied by reduction in intrahepatic and intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) accumulation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We examined the effects 8-10 months of subcutaneous(More)
Leptin deficiency has been associated with extreme obesity and hyperphagia in rodents and humans. A rare genetic disorder in humans yields the absence of the hormone leptin, extreme obesity, and a ravenous appetite. Reports on these rare cases have indicated that therapy using leptin injections can yield significant weight loss and changes in appetite. The(More)
During the preparation of the Vascular Flora of the Marquesas Islands three new species of Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) have come to light and are described herein: C. uapouensis W. L. Wagner & Lorence, C. uahukaensis W. L. Wagner & Lorence, and C. kenwoodii W. L. Wagner & A. J. Wagner. Amended descriptions of the eight previously described Marquesan species(More)
Fourier-transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy has been applied to carbonfiber composites to test whether bulk physical properties of the composites could be determined using the near-surface-sensitive photoacoustic approach. Both the cure levels of carbon fiber/cyanate ester composites and the interlaminar shear strengths of artificially aged carbon(More)
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