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Leptin

"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.

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.


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 852 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 61 publications in 2004
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