"Leptin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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.
- Obese Protein
- Obese Gene Product
- Gene Product, Obese
- Ob Gene Product
- Gene Product, Ob
- Ob Protein
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Leptin".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Leptin".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Leptin" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Leptin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.