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Cell Metab. 2009 Aug;10(2):77-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2009.07.004.

Leptin: taking the path less traveled.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA.


The metabolic hormone leptin influences feeding and metabolism through action on a distributed brain network. In this issue, Leinninger et al. (2009) describe a novel lateral hypothalamic neuronal population that is responsive to leptin and interfaces with dopamine circuits.

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