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Leptin resistance and obesity

Enriori, Pablo J, Evans, Anne E, Sinnayah, Puspha and Cowley, Michael A (2006) Leptin resistance and obesity. Obesity, 14 (Suppl.). 254S-258S. ISSN 1930-7381

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The prevalence of obesity, and the human and economic costs of the disease, creates a need for better therapeutics and better understanding of the physiological processes that balance energy intake and energy expenditure. Leptin is the primary signal from energy stores and exerts negative feedback effects on energy intake. In common obesity, leptin loses the ability to inhibit energy intake and increase energy expenditure; this is termed leptin resistance. This review discusses the evidence in support of leptin resistance in mouse models and humans and the possible mechanisms of leptin resistance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22120. leptin resistance, obesity, proopiomelanocortin, agouti-related peptide, arcuate nucleus, suppressor of cytokine signaling-3, food intake
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Current > FOR Classification > 1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 01:17
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 05:34
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