Marta Archanco

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Leptin is a hormone produced and secreted mainly by adipocytes, but also by other tissues such as placenta, brain, mammary, and pituitary glands. The gastric epithelium has also been reported as a source of leptin in mammals. In this study we examined the presence of leptin in the stomach of non-mammalian vertebrates (trout, frog, lizard, and snake).(More)
Orexins, hypothalamic neuropeptides initially involved in the control of food intake and sleep-wake cycle, have recently emerged as pleiotropic regulators of different biological systems, including the reproductive axis. Besides central actions, peripheral expression and functions of orexins have been reported, and prepro-orexin and orexin type-1 receptor(More)
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