Phenotypic effects of leptin in an ectotherm: a new tool to study the evolution of life histories and endothermy?


Leptin is a hormone that regulates energy expenditure and body mass in mammals, and it has attracted considerable attention because of its potential in treating human obesity. Comprehensive data from both pathological and non-pathological systems strongly support a role for leptin in regulating energy metabolism, in thermoregulation and in regulating the… (More)


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