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Leptin is the hormone product of the obese gene synthesized and secreted predominantly by white adipocytes. It functions as a lipostatic signal regulating BW, food intake, energy expenditure,(More)
A specific leptin RIA was developed to assess concentrations of leptin in ovine plasma, and was shown to be efficient with bovine and caprine plasma. A specific, high-affinity antibody was generated(More)
Infertility associated with suboptimal nutrition is a major concern among livestock producers. Recently, much effort has been put into understanding the role of the protein leptin in regulating feed(More)
In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that short-term fasting would reduce leptin gene expression, circulating leptin, and LH pulsatility in prepubertal heifers in association with a(More)