Role of leptin in body temperature regulation and lipid metabolism following splenectomy.

OBJECTIVE The physiological changes in serum triglycerides and body temperature that are induced by splenectomy are poorly understood. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate parameters related to lipid and glucose metabolism, as well as thermoregulation, in splenectomized mice. DESIGN AND METHODS Splenectomized and sham-operated WT mice… (More)