Pleiotropic cellular effects of leptin

Robert V. Considine, Jose F. Caro

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The discovery of the ob gene and leptin heralded a new beginning in our understanding of neuroendocrine mechanisms regulating food intake and body composition. However, in addition to rapid progress in these areas of research, functions for leptin outside of the regulation of body energy stores have been observed. The continuing discovery of novel leptin actions suggests that leptin should be considered as more than just an 'antiobesity' hormone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 5 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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