A heliocentric view of leptin.

  title={A heliocentric view of leptin.},
  author={Gema Fr{\"u}hbeck},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  volume={60 3},
  • Gema Frühbeck
  • Published 2001 in The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Leptin is significantly broadening our understanding of the mechanisms underlying neuroendocrine function. Initially, based on a rather static view of the hormone, most investigations focused on the effects of leptin on food intake control and body-weight homeostasis, with attention primarily focused on the implications of leptin as a lipostatic factor and central satiety agent. However, the almost ubiquitous distribution of leptin receptors in peripheral tissues provided a fertile area for… CONTINUE READING

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