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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.

Year introduced: 2000

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Tree Number(s): D06.472.699.042.500, D12.644.276.024.500, D12.644.548.011.500, D12.776.467.024.500, D23.529.024.500

MeSH Unique ID: D020738

Entry Terms:

  • Obese Protein
  • Obese Gene Product
  • Gene Product, Obese
  • Ob Gene Product
  • Gene Product, Ob
  • Ob Protein

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