Leptin, leptin receptors, and the control of body weight.

  title={Leptin, leptin receptors, and the control of body weight.},
  author={Jeffrey M. Friedman},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  volume={56 2 Pt 2},
  pages={s38-46; discussion s54-75}
The assimilation, storage, and disposition of nutrient energy constitute a complex homeostatic system central to the survival of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. In vertebrates, and especially among land dwelling mammalian species, the ability to store large quantities of energy-dense fuel in the form of adipose tissue triglyceride permits survival during prolonged periods of food deprivation. In order to maintain such fuel stores during times of dietary scarcity or surfeit, some… CONTINUE READING

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