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Leptin

Leptin Definition Leptin belongs to the long-chain helical cytokine family (Matarese G 2000). Leptin is expressed by adipose tissue, gastric epithelium and brain cells (Bado A et al. 1998). In the hypothalamus, leptin stimulates metabolic rate and has appetite inhibitory effects. Leptin has regul...

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