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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Leptin.
See also changes related to Leptin, or pages that link to Leptin or to this page or whose text contains "Leptin".


Parent topics

  • Peptide hormone [r]: A class of chemical messengers, secreted into the blood from endocrine cells, that bind to specific receptors expressed on the plasma membrane of target cells. [e]
  • Adipocyte [r]: Cell that stores fat and makes it available for use as energy. [e]
  • Appetite [r]: The desire to eat food, experienced as hunger, and in mammals controlled by neural circuits in the hypothalamus. [e]
  • Hunger [r]: Localized subjective sensation, caused by emptiness and a resulting hypermotility of the stomach. [e]

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Other related topics

  • Ghrelin [r]: A hormone produced by P/D1 cells lining the fundus of the human stomach that stimulate appetite. [e]
  • Arcuate nucleus [r]: An aggregation of neurons in the mediobasal hypothalamus with important roles in appetite regulation and in the control of growth hormone secretion and prolactin secretion. [e]
  • Hypothalamus [r]: A part of the mammalian brain located below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon. [e]