Leptin and Inflammation.

  title={Leptin and Inflammation.},
  author={Noriko Iikuni and Queenie Lai Kwan Lam and Liwei Lu and Giuseppe Matarese and Antonio La Cava},
  journal={Current immunology reviews},
  volume={4 2},
The past few years of research on leptin have provided important information on the link between metabolism and immune homeostasis. Adipocytes influence not only the endocrine system but also the immune response through several cytokine-like mediators known as adipokines, which include leptin. It is widely accepted that leptin can directly link nutritional status and pro-inflammatory T helper 1 immune responses, and that a decrease of leptin plasma concentration during food deprivation can lead… CONTINUE READING
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