Placental leptin: an important new growth factor in intrauterine and neonatal development?

@article{Hassink1997PlacentalLA,
  title={Placental leptin: an important new growth factor in intrauterine and neonatal development?},
  author={Sandra G. Hassink and E de Lancey and David V. Sheslow and Susan M. Smith-Kirwin and Dennis M O'Connor and Robert Vincent Considine and Irina L. Opentanova and Kerstin Dostal and M. L. Spear and Kathleen H. Leef and Melissa Ash and A Robert Spitzer and Vicky L. Funanage},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1997},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={E1}
}
BACKGROUND Leptin, the protein product of the ob gene, is produced by the adipocyte and seems to function as a link between adiposity, satiety, and activity. Leptin has also been found to be necessary for pubertal development, conception, and pregnancy in mice, and is increased in prepubertal children, independent of adiposity, suggesting a role in childhood growth and development. This study investigated 100 mother/newborn pairs to determine the role of leptin in neonatal development… CONTINUE READING