Expression of leptin-like peptide (LLP) mRNA in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is induced by exposure to Edwardsiella ictaluri but is independent of energy status.

@article{Kobayashi2011ExpressionOL,
  title={Expression of leptin-like peptide (LLP) mRNA in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is induced by exposure to Edwardsiella ictaluri but is independent of energy status.},
  author={Yasuhiro Kobayashi and Sylvie MA Quiniou and Natha J Booth and Brian C. Peterson},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={173 3},
  pages={411-8}
}
Leptin is a key pleiotropic cytokine involved in regulation of energy homeostasis and immunity in mammals. In channel catfish, the presence of a partial messenger RNA sequence that encodes a leptin-like peptide (LLP) has been identified and investigated. The objectives of the present studies were to clone and characterize full-length catfish LLP gene, examine tissue expression of LLP mRNA, and determine effects of prolonged fasting and exposure to Edwardsiella ictaluri (E. ictaluri), the… CONTINUE READING