Dual vascular effects of leptin via endothelium: hypothesis and perspective.

@article{Leung2008DualVE,
  title={Dual vascular effects of leptin via endothelium: hypothesis and perspective.},
  author={Yuk-Man Leung and Chiu-yin Kwan},
  journal={The Chinese journal of physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
Secreted by adipocytes, leptin is a hormone which regulates appetite and metabolism. Leptin secretion is proportional to the fat mass, and thus leptin concentration is raised in most obese subjects. In recent years, more and more biological effects have been attributed to leptin; one of the most well-known effects is the effect of leptin on the vascular… CONTINUE READING