noun Etymology: Greek leptos slender + English 1-in Date: 1995 a peptide hormone that is produced by fat cells and plays a role in body weight regulation by acting on the hypothalamus to suppress appetite and burn fat stored in adipose tissue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Leptin — PDB rendering based on 1ax8. Available structures …   Wikipedia

  • Leptin — nach PDB  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leptin — A hormone involved in the regulation of body fat. Leptin was originally thought to be a signal to lose weight but it may instead be a way for the brain to know that there is fat on the body. A few hugely obese children have been found who have an …   Medical dictionary

  • Leptin — Lep|tin [griech. leptós = klein, dünn, mager; ↑ in (3)], das; s, e: von den Fettzellen des Organismus gebildetes Protein aus 146 Aminosäuren, das als Botenstoff im Hypothalamus fungiert; sein Fehlen löst Hungergefühle aus. * * * Leptin  … …   Universal-Lexikon

  • leptin — n. a protein that is produced and secreted by adipose tissue (especially white adipose tissue) and has a role in the regulation of eating (leptin receptors are concentrated in the hypothalamus). Increased amounts of adipose tissue result in… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Leptin receptor — Identifiers Symbols LEPR; CD295; DKFZp686B1731; LEP R; OB R; OBR External IDs …   Wikipedia

  • Leptin and bone — The fact that leptin, a hormone released from fat tissue, can regulate bone mass first came to prominence in 2000 [ Ducy P, Amling M, Takeda S, et al.: Leptin inhibits bone formation through a hypothalamic relay: a central control of bone mass.… …   Wikipedia

  • leptin receptor — Receptor for leptin. G protein coupled, highly expressed in the hypothalamus, the site of appetite regulation in the brain; downstream regulates a K+ ATP channel similar to that involved in regulation of insulin release (see SUR) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • leptin — Product (16 kD) of the ob (obesity) locus. Found in plasma of mouse and man: reduces food uptake and increases energy expenditure …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • leptin — /lep tin/, n. a hormone that is thought to suppress appetite and speed up metabolism. [1995; < Gk leptós small, thin + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”