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"Leptin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A 16-kDa peptide hormone secreted from WHITE ADIPOCYTES. Leptin serves as a feedback signal from fat cells to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM in regulation of food intake, energy balance, and fat storage.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Leptin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Leptin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 820 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 63 publications in 2010
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