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Author Castracane, V. Daniel

Title Leptin / edited by V. Daniel Castracane, Michael C. Henson
Published Boston, MA : Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2006


Description 1 online resource (volumes)
Series Endocrine Updates, 1566-0729 ; 25
Endocrine updates ; 25. 1566-0729
Contents The Obese (ob/ob) Mouse and the Discovery of Leptin; Leptin Receptors; Leptin and Obesity; Leptin and Neuroendocrinology; Leptin-Insulin Interrelationships; Leptin and Other Endocrine Systems; Leptin and Immune Function, Inflammation and Angiognenesis; Leptin and Bone Central control of bone metabolism by leptin; Roles and Regulation of Leptin in Reproduction; Leptin and Cardiovascular Disease; Leptin and Cancer; Lipodystrophy: The experiment of nature to study leptin; Pulsatile and Diurnal Leptin Rhythms; Leptin in Farm Animals; Genetic Disorders Involving Leptin and the Leptin Receptor; Immunoassays for Leptin and Leptin Receptors; Clinical Applications of Leptin
Summary There are more than 8,000 references in the literature on leptin. Nearly 6,000 of these references are from 2000 to the present, the remaining date back only to 1996. The discovery of this protein hormone has received great interest since leptin effects regulation of body weight, metabolism and reproductive function. This book is an edited collection beginning with the discovery of leptin and a study of its affect on animals and in humans. Chapters will focus on the discovery, history, roles and regulation of leptin in all the major areas of physiology, as well as on assay methods, phylogeny a
Analysis geneeskunde
public health
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Endocrinology.
Leptin -- physiology
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Henson, Michael C
ISBN 0387314164