leptin

Summary

Gene Symbol: leptin
Description: leptin
Alias: LEPD, OBS, leptin, leptin (murine obesity homolog), leptin (obesity homolog, mouse), obese protein, obese, mouse, homolog of, obesity factor
Species: human
Products:     leptin

Top Publications

  1. Tobi E, Lumey L, Talens R, Kremer D, Putter H, Stein A, et al. DNA methylation differences after exposure to prenatal famine are common and timing- and sex-specific. Hum Mol Genet. 2009;18:4046-53 pubmed publisher
    ..017). Our data indicate that persistent changes in DNA methylation may be a common consequence of prenatal famine exposure and that these changes depend on the sex of the exposed individual and the gestational timing of the exposure...
  2. Dong Z, Xu X, Du L, Yang Y, Cheng H, Zhang X, et al. Leptin-mediated regulation of MT1-MMP localization is KIF1B dependent and enhances gastric cancer cell invasion. Carcinogenesis. 2013;34:974-83 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin overexpression is closely correlated with gastric cancer (GC) invasion, but its exact effect and the underlying mechanism in tumorigenesis remain poorly understood...
  3. Schinzari F, Tesauro M, Rovella V, Di Daniele N, Mores N, Veneziani A, et al. Leptin stimulates both endothelin-1 and nitric oxide activity in lean subjects but not in patients with obesity-related metabolic syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98:1235-41 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin has nitric oxide (NO)-dependent vasodilator actions, but hyperleptinemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
  4. Allison M, Ix J, Morgan C, McClelland R, Rifkin D, Shimbo D, et al. Higher leptin is associated with hypertension: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Hum Hypertens. 2013;27:617-22 pubmed publisher
    ..enrolled in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, we examined associations between blood pressure and leptin, tumor necrosis factor-? (TNF?), resistin and total adiponectin. The mean age and body mass index (BMI) was 64...
  5. Gonzalez M, Lind L, Soderberg S. Leptin and endothelial function in the elderly: the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS) study. Atherosclerosis. 2013;228:485-90 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin levels are elevated in obese humans...
  6. Savino F, Liguori S, Benetti S, Sorrenti M, Fissore M, Cordero Di Montezemolo L. High serum leptin levels in infancy can potentially predict obesity in childhood, especially in formula-fed infants. Acta Paediatr. 2013;102:e455-9 pubmed publisher
    To investigate serum leptin levels in breast-fed and formula-fed infants in infancy and their possible relationship to body mass index (BMI) in childhood...
  7. Bonda D, Stone J, Torres S, Siedlak S, Perry G, Kryscio R, et al. Dysregulation of leptin signaling in Alzheimer disease: evidence for neuronal leptin resistance. J Neurochem. 2014;128:162-72 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin signaling has received considerable attention in the Alzheimer disease (AD) field...
  8. Zhou X, Chai Y, Chen K, Yang Y, Liu Z. A meta-analysis of reference values of leptin concentration in healthy postmenopausal women. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e72734 pubmed publisher
    There are numerous reports about the leptin concentration (LC) in postmenopausal women (PW). Changes in LC can elicit different clinical outcomes. We systematically analyzed the LC in PW...
  9. Mills K, Hamm L, Alper A, Miller C, Hudaihed A, Balamuthusamy S, et al. Circulating adipocytokines and chronic kidney disease. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e76902 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated the association of plasma leptin, resistin and adiponectin with CKD in 201 patients with CKD and 201 controls without...

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  1. Donoso M, Muñoz Calvo M, Barrios V, Martinez G, Hawkins F, Argente J. Increased leptin/adiponectin ratio and free leptin index are markers of insulin resistance in obese girls during pubertal development. Horm Res Paediatr. 2013;80:363-70 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesized that the leptin/adiponectin (L/A) ratio and free leptin index (FLI) are good markers of insulin resistance (IR) and total body fat ..
  2. Chen X, Shi J, Yang P, Wu Z. Preoperative plasma leptin levels predict delirium in elderly patients after hip fracture surgery. Peptides. 2014;57:31-5 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin is considered to be a modulator of the immune response. Hypoleptinemia increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia...
  3. Adali E, Yildizhan R, Kolusari A, Kurdoglu M, Bugdayci G, Sahin H, et al. Increased visfatin and leptin in pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009;22:873-9 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate the role of the adipokines, visfatin and leptin in the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia and how their concentrations correlate with the severity of the disease and abnormal Doppler velocimetry...
  4. Kappelle P, Dullaart R, van Beek A, Hillege H, Wolffenbuttel B. The plasma leptin/adiponectin ratio predicts first cardiovascular event in men: a prospective nested case-control study. Eur J Intern Med. 2012;23:755-9 pubmed publisher
    The plasma leptin/adiponectin (L/A) ratio has been proposed as a preferential marker of atherosclerosis susceptibility compared to leptin and adiponectin alone...
  5. Nieters A, Becker N, Linseisen J. Polymorphisms in candidate obesity genes and their interaction with dietary intake of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids affect obesity risk in a sub-sample of the EPIC-Heidelberg cohort. Eur J Nutr. 2002;41:210-21 pubmed
    ..For most of the investigated genes (PPARA, PPARG2, UCP1, UCP2, UCP3, BAR-2, APM1, leptin, SORBS1, HSL, and TNFA) an indication for a minor effect on obesity risk was found...
  6. Misra M, Miller K, Almazan C, Ramaswamy K, Aggarwal A, Herzog D, et al. Hormonal and body composition predictors of soluble leptin receptor, leptin, and free leptin index in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa and controls and relation to insulin sensitivity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004;89:3486-95 pubmed
    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is associated with very low levels of leptin, a cytokine secreted by adipose tissue and known to suppress appetite...
  7. Green E, Maffei M, Braden V, Proenca R, DeSilva U, Zhang Y, et al. The human obese (OB) gene: RNA expression pattern and mapping on the physical, cytogenetic, and genetic maps of chromosome 7. Genome Res. 1995;5:5-12 pubmed
  8. Licinio J, Caglayan S, Ozata M, Yildiz B, de Miranda P, O Kirwan F, et al. Phenotypic effects of leptin replacement on morbid obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypogonadism, and behavior in leptin-deficient adults. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:4531-6 pubmed
    Genetic mutations in the leptin pathway can be a cause of human obesity. It is still unknown whether leptin can be effective in the treatment of fully established morbid obesity and its endocrine and metabolic consequences in adults...
  9. Magariños M, Sanchez Margalet V, Kotler M, Calvo J, Varone C. Leptin promotes cell proliferation and survival of trophoblastic cells. Biol Reprod. 2007;76:203-10 pubmed
    b>Leptin, the 16-kDa protein product of the obese gene, was originally considered as an adipocyte-derived signaling molecule for the central control of metabolism...
  10. De Placido G, Alviggi C, Clarizia R, Mollo A, Alviggi E, Strina I, et al. Intra-follicular leptin concentration as a predictive factor for in vitro oocyte fertilization in assisted reproductive techniques. J Endocrinol Invest. 2006;29:719-26 pubmed
    Granulosa-cells are able to produce and store leptin, suggesting that this hormone is locally involved in the regulation of follicular growth...
  11. Burguera B, Brunetto A, Garcia Ocana A, Teijeiro R, Esplen J, Thomas T, et al. Leptin increases proliferation of human steosarcoma cells through activation of PI(3)-K and MAPK pathways. Med Sci Monit. 2006;12:BR341-9 pubmed
    Serum leptin levels are strongly and directly related to fat body mass (FBM). Bone mineral density (BMD) increases with FBM, and obesity has a protective effect against osteoporosis...
  12. Simopoulou T, Malizos K, Iliopoulos D, Stefanou N, Papatheodorou L, Ioannou M, et al. Differential expression of leptin and leptin's receptor isoform (Ob-Rb) mRNA between advanced and minimally affected osteoarthritic cartilage; effect on cartilage metabolism. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2007;15:872-83 pubmed
    To investigate leptin's effect on cartilage metabolism and the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA)...
  13. Lambrinoudaki I, Christodoulakos G, Panoulis C, Botsis D, Rizos D, Augoulea A, et al. Determinants of serum leptin levels in healthy postmenopausal women. J Endocrinol Invest. 2003;26:1225-30 pubmed
    The aim of this study was to evaluate factors that influence leptin levels in postmenopausal women. One hundred and forty-four postmenopausal women were evaluated cross-sectionally...
  14. Duarte S, Francischetti E, Genelhu V, Cabello P, Pimentel M. LEPR p.Q223R, beta3-AR p.W64R and LEP c.-2548G>A gene variants in obese Brazilian subjects. Genet Mol Res. 2007;6:1035-43 pubmed
    ..The adrenergic receptor beta3 (beta3-AR), leptin (LEP) and leptin receptor (LEPR) genes have been intensively evaluated in the search of variants that could be ..
  15. Moffett S, Martinson J, Shriver M, Deka R, McGarvey S, Barrantes R, et al. Genetic diversity and evolution of the human leptin locus tetranucleotide repeat. Hum Genet. 2002;110:412-7 pubmed
    ..understand the evolutionary history of the gene region containing the multifunctional adipose tissue hormone leptin, we genotyped 1,957 individuals from 12 world populations for a highly variable tetranucleotide repeat ..
  16. Zhao C, Liu D, Li H, Jiang L, Dai L. Expression of leptin and its functional receptor on disc cells: contribution to cell proliferation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008;33:E858-64 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine the expression of leptin and its functional receptor in herniated disc tissues, and to elucidate whether leptin can stimulate rat NP cells ..
  17. Samolis S, Papastefanou I, Panagopoulos P, Galazios G, Kouskoukis A, Maroulis G. Relation between first trimester maternal serum leptin levels and body mass index in normotensive and pre-eclamptic pregnancies--role of leptin as a marker of pre-eclampsia: a prospective case-control study. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2010;26:338-43 pubmed publisher
    We measured first trimester plasma leptin concentrations in 37 women who subsequently developed pre-eclampsia and 53 normotensive controls to determine the interrelation between leptin and body mass index (BMI) in both groups...
  18. Isse N, Ogawa Y, Tamura N, Masuzaki H, Mori K, Okazaki T, et al. Structural organization and chromosomal assignment of the human obese gene. J Biol Chem. 1995;270:27728-33 pubmed
    ..3. This study should establish the genetic basis for ob gene research in humans, thereby leading to the better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the ob gene. ..
  19. Inoue M, Maehata E, Yano M, Taniyama M, Suzuki S. Correlation between the adiponectin-leptin ratio and parameters of insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes. Metabolism. 2005;54:281-6 pubmed
    We studied the correlation between the adiponectin-leptin (A/L) ratio and parameters of insulin resistance in 220 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes (138 men and 82 women)...
  20. Snoussi K, Strosberg A, Bouaouina N, Ben Ahmed S, Helal A, Chouchane L. Leptin and leptin receptor polymorphisms are associated with increased risk and poor prognosis of breast carcinoma. BMC Cancer. 2006;6:38 pubmed
    b>Leptin (LEP) has been consistently associated with angiogenesis and tumor growth. Leptin exerts its physiological action through its specific receptor (LEPR)...
  21. Ingelsson E, Larson M, Yin X, Wang T, Meigs J, Lipinska I, et al. Circulating ghrelin, leptin, and soluble leptin receptor concentrations and cardiometabolic risk factors in a community-based sample. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008;93:3149-57 pubmed publisher
    The conjoint effects and relative importance of ghrelin, leptin, and soluble leptin receptor (sOB-R), adipokines involved in appetite control and energy expenditure in mediating cardiometabolic risk, is unknown...
  22. Barcz E, Milewski L, Radomski D, Dziunycz P, Kamiński P, Roszkowski P, et al. A relationship between increased peritoneal leptin levels and infertility in endometriosis. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2008;24:526-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Endometriosis may be associated with increased levels of leptin in peritoneal fluid. However, the association of leptin with infertility has not been definitely documented...
  23. Soni A, Conroy M, Mackey R, Kuller L. Ghrelin, leptin, adiponectin, and insulin levels and concurrent and future weight change in overweight, postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2011;18:296-301 pubmed
    ..Peptides mediating energy homeostasis (ghrelin, leptin, adiponectin, and insulin) may play an important role in the weight and body composition changes of postmenopausal ..
  24. Kukla M, Mazur W, Bułdak R, Zwirska Korczala K. Potential role of leptin, adiponectin and three novel adipokines--visfatin, chemerin and vaspin--in chronic hepatitis. Mol Med. 2011;17:1397-410 pubmed publisher
    ..Vaspin suppresses leptin, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-? and resistin expression...
  25. Xu X, Dong Z, Li Y, Yang Y, Yuan Z, Qu X, et al. The upregulation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 5-dependent microRNA-182 and microRNA-96 promotes ovarian cancer cell proliferation by targeting forkhead box O3 upon leptin stimulation. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2013;45:536-45 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin overexpression contributes to the tumorigenesis of ovarian cancer. However, the functional mechanism and effects remain unclear...
  26. Park H, Kwon H, Lim H, Hong B, Lee J, Park B, et al. Potential role of leptin in angiogenesis: leptin induces endothelial cell proliferation and expression of matrix metalloproteinases in vivo and in vitro. Exp Mol Med. 2001;33:95-102 pubmed
    b>Leptin, the product of ob gene, is an endocrine hormone that regulates adipose tissue mass...
  27. Yannakoulia M, Yiannakouris N, Bluher S, Matalas A, Klimis Zacas D, Mantzoros C. Body fat mass and macronutrient intake in relation to circulating soluble leptin receptor, free leptin index, adiponectin, and resistin concentrations in healthy humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003;88:1730-6 pubmed
    The adipocyte-derived hormones leptin [which circulates in a free form and bound to a soluble leptin receptor (sOB-R)], adiponectin, and resistin play a key role in regulating energy homeostasis and metabolism...
  28. Ishikawa M, Kitayama J, Nagawa H. Expression pattern of leptin and leptin receptor (OB-R) in human gastric cancer. World J Gastroenterol. 2006;12:5517-22 pubmed
    To examine the expression of leptin and its receptor, OB-R, in normal gastric mucosa and neoplasia...
  29. Moore S, Leitzmann M, Albanes D, Weinstein S, Snyder K, Virtamo J, et al. Adipokine genes and prostate cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2009;124:869-76 pubmed publisher
    ..05). Polymorphisms in the IL6, LEPR, TNF and ADIPOQ genes were not associated with prostate cancer. Allelic variants in the LEP gene are related to prostate cancer risk, supporting a role for leptin in prostate carcinogenesis.
  30. Mutabaruka M, Aoulad Aissa M, Delalandre A, Lavigne M, Lajeunesse D. Local leptin production in osteoarthritis subchondral osteoblasts may be responsible for their abnormal phenotypic expression. Arthritis Res Ther. 2010;12:R20 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin is a peptide hormone with a role in bone metabolism and rheumatic diseases. The subchondral bone tissue plays a prominent role in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA), related to abnormal osteoblast (Ob) differentiation...
  31. Ferla R, Bonomi M, Otvos L, Surmacz E. Glioblastoma-derived leptin induces tube formation and growth of endothelial cells: comparison with VEGF effects. BMC Cancer. 2011;11:303 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin is a pleiotropic hormone whose mitogenic and angiogenic activity has been implicated in the development and progression of several malignancies, including brain tumors...
  32. Bideci A, Cinaz P, Hasanoglu A, Tumer L. Leptin, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF binding protein-3 levels in children with constitutional delay of growth. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2002;15:41-6 pubmed
    ..in order to investigate the role of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and leptin, the product of the ob gene synthesized by fat tissue cells, in constitutional delay of growth and puberty (CDGP) ..
  33. Sundell J, Huupponen R, Raitakari O, Nuutila P, Knuuti J. High serum leptin is associated with attenuated coronary vasoreactivity. Obes Res. 2003;11:776-82 pubmed
    Hyperleptinemia, a hallmark of obesity, appears to be a risk factor for coronary artery disease. However, although leptin is a vasoactive hormone, no studies addressing leptin's effect on coronary perfusion have been performed...
  34. Garofalo C, Koda M, Cascio S, Sulkowska M, Kanczuga Koda L, Golaszewska J, et al. Increased expression of leptin and the leptin receptor as a marker of breast cancer progression: possible role of obesity-related stimuli. Clin Cancer Res. 2006;12:1447-53 pubmed
    Recent in vitro studies suggested that the autocrine leptin loop might contribute to breast cancer development by enhancing cell growth and survival...
  35. Kim K, Shin A, Lee Y, Kim S, Kim Y, Lee E. Polymorphisms in adiposity-related genes are associated with age at menarche and menopause in breast cancer patients and healthy women. Hum Reprod. 2012;27:2193-200 pubmed publisher
    ..Ten single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the leptin (LEP), leptin receptor (LEPR) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR?) genes were investigated ..
  36. Kloiber S, Ripke S, Kohli M, Reppermund S, Salyakina D, Uher R, et al. Resistance to antidepressant treatment is associated with polymorphisms in the leptin gene, decreased leptin mRNA expression, and decreased leptin serum levels. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2013;23:653-62 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin, a peptide hormone from adipose tissue and key player in weight regulation, has been suggested to be involved in sleep and cognition and to exert antidepressant-like effects, presumably via its action on the HPA-axis and ..
  37. Mann D, Johnson A, Gimpel T, Castracane V. Changes in circulating leptin, leptin receptor, and gonadal hormones from infancy until advanced age in humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003;88:3339-45 pubmed
    We determined developmental changes in circulating levels of the soluble leptin receptor (sOB-R), leptin, and gonadal hormones in human subjects...
  38. Gruber H, Ingram J, Hoelscher G, Hanley E. Leptin expression by annulus cells in the human intervertebral disc. Spine J. 2007;7:437-43 pubmed
    It is now known that leptin acts not only as a metabolic signal related to energy homeostasis but also as an endocrine hormone regulating traditional endocrine systems and neuroendocrine function in various cells...
  39. Hogg K, Blair J, von Dadelszen P, Robinson W. Hypomethylation of the LEP gene in placenta and elevated maternal leptin concentration in early onset pre-eclampsia. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2013;367:64-73 pubmed publisher
    In pre-eclampsia, placental leptin is up-regulated and leptin is elevated in maternal plasma...
  40. Ben Ali S, Kallel A, Ftouhi B, Sediri Y, Feki M, Slimane H, et al. Association of G-2548A LEP polymorphism with plasma leptin levels in Tunisian obese patients. Clin Biochem. 2009;42:584-8 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to examine the association of the G-2548A polymorphism of the human leptin gene (LEP) with body mass index (BMI), plasma leptin, insulin, and lipid parameters in a sample of Tunisian population...
  41. Gong D, Bi S, Pratley R, Weintraub B. Genomic structure and promoter analysis of the human obese gene. J Biol Chem. 1996;271:3971-4 pubmed
    ..A 3-kb 5'-flanking region of the gene was cloned and transient transfection assay with luciferase reporter confirmed the promoter activity in differentiated F442-A adipocytes. Potential regulatory elements are discussed in this report. ..
  42. Porreca E, Di Febbo C, Pintor S, Baccante G, Gatta V, Moretta V, et al. Microsatellite polymorphism of the human leptin gene (LEP) and risk of cardiovascular disease. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006;30:209-13 pubmed
    ..Moreover, no differences were observed in the plasma leptin concentrations between cases and control subjects (22 +/- 19 vs 22 +/- 14 ng/ml, P = 0...
  43. Kim J, Park H, Yoon J, Kim S, Kim E, Song S, et al. Molecular mechanisms of cellular proliferation in acute myelogenous leukemia by leptin. Oncol Rep. 2010;23:1369-74 pubmed
    b>Leptin acts as a growth factor in normal cells as well as in various types of cancer cells. We investigated the effects of leptin on human acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) cells...
  44. Wang M, Helzlsouer K, Smith M, Hoffman Bolton J, Clipp S, Grinberg V, et al. Association of IL10 and other immune response- and obesity-related genes with prostate cancer in CLUE II. Prostate. 2009;69:874-85 pubmed publisher
    ..Although none of the SNPs in the obesity genes tested was associated, this does not rule out a complex role of obesity and its metabolic consequences in prostate cancer etiology. ..
  45. Dalamaga M, Srinivas S, Elovitz M, Chamberland J, Mantzoros C. Serum adiponectin and leptin in relation to risk for preeclampsia: results from a large case-control study. Metabolism. 2011;60:1539-44 pubmed publisher
    ..tissue-secreted hormones adiponectin, which has immune-modulating, metabolic, and angiogenic properties, and leptin, which reflects overall fat mass, are associated with PE risk...
  46. Asferg C, Møgelvang R, Flyvbjerg A, Frystyk J, Jensen J, Marott J, et al. Leptin, not adiponectin, predicts hypertension in the Copenhagen City Heart Study. Am J Hypertens. 2010;23:327-33 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin and adiponectin are hormones secreted by adipose tissue, and both hormones are candidate intermediaries between adipose tissue and overweight-related diseases...
  47. Brandl E, Frydrychowicz C, Tiwari A, Lett T, Kitzrow W, Buttner S, et al. Association study of polymorphisms in leptin and leptin receptor genes with antipsychotic-induced body weight gain. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2012;38:134-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Previous studies have indicated an impact of genetic variation in the genes encoding leptin, LEP, and leptin receptor, LEPR, on AIWG, but results have not been conclusive...
  48. Kyriakakou M, Malamitsi Puchner A, Militsi H, Boutsikou T, Margeli A, Hassiakos D, et al. Leptin and adiponectin concentrations in intrauterine growth restricted and appropriate for gestational age fetuses, neonates, and their mothers. Eur J Endocrinol. 2008;158:343-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin and adiponectin are two adipocytokines that play a critical role in the control of energy balance and metabolism as well as in conditions, such as insulin resistance, inflammation, and the development of the metabolic syndrome in ..
  49. Delporte M, El Mkadem S, Quisquater M, Brichard S. Leptin treatment markedly increased plasma adiponectin but barely decreased plasma resistin of ob/ob mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2004;287:E446-53 pubmed
    Adiponectin (ApN) and leptin are two adipocytokines that control fuel homeostasis, body weight, and insulin sensitivity. Their interplay is still poorly studied...
  50. Saxena N, Vertino P, Anania F, Sharma D. leptin-induced growth stimulation of breast cancer cells involves recruitment of histone acetyltransferases and mediator complex to CYCLIN D1 promoter via activation of Stat3. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:13316-25 pubmed
    ..b>Leptin, the key player in the regulation of energy balance and body weight control also acts as a growth factor on ..
  51. Doecke J, Zhao Z, Stark M, Green A, Hayward N, Montgomery G, et al. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in obesity-related genes and the risk of esophageal cancers. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008;17:1007-12 pubmed publisher
    ..0 kg/m(2), 25.0-29.9 kg/m(2), >30 kg/m(2)). In conclusion, our data suggest that these SNPs do not play a major role in esophageal carcinogenesis. ..
  52. Riestra P, Garcia Anguita A, Viturro E, Schoppen S, de Oya M, Garces C. Influence of the leptin G-2548A polymorphism on leptin levels and anthropometric measurements in healthy Spanish adolescents. Ann Hum Genet. 2010;74:335-9 pubmed publisher
    Polymorphisms in the leptin gene (LEP) have been associated with leptin levels and obesity in some studies in adults though this link has scarcely been investigated in children...
  53. Al Shoumer K, Al Asousi A, Doi S, Vasanthy B. Serum leptin and its relationship with metabolic variables in Arabs with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ann Saudi Med. 2008;28:367-70 pubmed
    Most studies on serum leptin in type 2 diabetes mellitus have focused on white populations...
  54. Uddin S, Bavi P, Siraj A, Ahmed M, Al Rasheed M, Hussain A, et al. Leptin-R and its association with PI3K/AKT signaling pathway in papillary thyroid carcinoma. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2010;17:191-202 pubmed publisher
    The putative role of leptin and its receptor (Ob-R) in the pathogenesis of various primary human malignancies has been reported; however, their role in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) has not yet been evaluated...
  55. Clement K, Vaisse C, Lahlou N, Cabrol S, Pelloux V, Cassuto D, et al. A mutation in the human leptin receptor gene causes obesity and pituitary dysfunction. Nature. 1998;392:398-401 pubmed
    The adipocyte-specific hormone leptin, the product of the obese (ob) gene, regulates adipose-tissue mass through hypothalamic effects on satiety and energy expenditure...
  56. Dieudonne M, Machinal Quelin F, Serazin Leroy V, Leneveu M, Pecquery R, Giudicelli Y. Leptin mediates a proliferative response in human MCF7 breast cancer cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002;293:622-8 pubmed
    Obesity is a risk factor of breast cancers. As leptin, a hormone mainly secreted by white adipocytes, elicits proliferative effects in some cell types, we tested the hypothesis that leptin could influence human breast cancer MCF-7 cell ..
  57. van Rossum C, Hoebee B, van Baak M, Mars M, Saris W, Seidell J. Genetic variation in the leptin receptor gene, leptin, and weight gain in young Dutch adults. Obes Res. 2003;11:377-86 pubmed
    To investigate the association between leptin levels, polymorphisms in the leptin receptor (LEPR) gene, and weight gain...
  58. Gavrila A, Peng C, Chan J, Mietus J, Goldberger A, Mantzoros C. Diurnal and ultradian dynamics of serum adiponectin in healthy men: comparison with leptin, circulating soluble leptin receptor, and cortisol patterns. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003;88:2838-43 pubmed
    ..rhythms in healthy normal-weight men and to compare the 24-h profile of adiponectin fluctuations with those of leptin, leptin-binding protein (sOB-R), and cortisol...
  59. Portoles O, Sorlí J, Frances F, Coltell O, Gonzalez J, Saiz C, et al. Effect of genetic variation in the leptin gene promoter and the leptin receptor gene on obesity risk in a population-based case-control study in Spain. Eur J Epidemiol. 2006;21:605-12 pubmed
    ..In animal models, the leptin (LEP) and the leptin receptor (LEPR) genes have been shown to be very important in obesity because leptin ..
  60. Bruun J, Pedersen S, Kristensen K, Richelsen B. Effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines on leptin production in human adipose tissue in vitro. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2002;190:91-9 pubmed
    b>Leptin is synthesized in adipocytes and acts primarily through central pathways suppressing appetite and increasing the metabolic rate in rodents as well as in humans...
  61. Shimamura M, Matsuda M, Ando Y, Koishi R, Yasumo H, Furukawa H, et al. Leptin and insulin down-regulate angiopoietin-like protein 3, a plasma triglyceride-increasing factor. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004;322:1080-5 pubmed
    ..The current study examined the regulation of Angptl3 by leptin and insulin, both of which are key players in the metabolic syndrome...
  62. Pai R, Lin C, Tran T, Tarnawski A. Leptin activates STAT and ERK2 pathways and induces gastric cancer cell proliferation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005;331:984-92 pubmed
    Although leptin is known to induce proliferative response in gastric cancer cells, the mechanism(s) underlying this action remains poorly understood...
  63. Abdullah S, Khera A, Leonard D, Das S, Canham R, Kamath S, et al. Sex differences in the association between leptin and CRP: results from the Dallas Heart Study. Atherosclerosis. 2007;195:404-10 pubmed
    ..We evaluated how the adipokine leptin influenced these relationships...
  64. Masuzaki H, Ogawa Y, Isse N, Satoh N, Okazaki T, Shigemoto M, et al. Human obese gene expression. Adipocyte-specific expression and regional differences in the adipose tissue. Diabetes. 1995;44:855-8 pubmed
    ..This study is the first report of the elucidation of ob gene expression in human tissues, thereby leading to better understanding of the physiological and clinical implications of the ob gene. ..
  65. Skibola C, Holly E, Forrest M, Hubbard A, Bracci P, Skibola D, et al. Body mass index, leptin and leptin receptor polymorphisms, and non-hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004;13:779-86 pubmed
    ..Obesity-related genetic factors including common polymorphisms in the leptin gene (LEP A19G and G-2548A) and its receptor (LEPR Q223R) were investigated in DNA available for 376 patients and ..
  66. Ben Ali S, Kallel A, Ftouhi B, Sediri Y, Feki M, Slimane H, et al. The -2548G/A LEP polymorphism is associated with blood pressure in Tunisian obese patients. Blood Press. 2008;17:278-83 pubmed publisher
    To examine the association of a common -2548G/A (rs7799039) promoter variant of the human leptin gene (LEP) with obesity or body mass index (BMI) and its associated phenotypes such as blood pressure variability and the prevalence of ..
  67. Kumor A, Daniel P, Pietruczuk M, Małecka Panas E. Serum leptin, adiponectin, and resistin concentration in colorectal adenoma and carcinoma (CC) patients. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2009;24:275-81 pubmed publisher
    b>Leptin, adiponectin, and resistin are the proteins secreted by adipocytes, which affects the metabolism. While the role of leptin in colon carcinogenesis is documented, the effect of adiponectin and resistin remains unclear...
  68. Hoffstedt J, Eriksson P, Mottagui Tabar S, Arner P. A polymorphism in the leptin promoter region (-2548 G/A) influences gene expression and adipose tissue secretion of leptin. Horm Metab Res. 2002;34:355-9 pubmed
    There is a large inter-individual variation in circulating leptin concentrations at each level of body fat content. The reason for this is unknown...
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    ..The aim of this study was to analyse the role of different variables of metabolic syndrome, including leptin, in 74 non-obese children and 68 children with non-syndromal obesity...
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    Mutations in the leptin gene lead to rare obese syndromes of Mendelian inheritance in humans and rodents. However, no relevant mutations are found in the coding region of leptin gene DNA in patients with common multifactorial obesity...
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    We examined the genetic associations of the G-2548A polymorphism in the promoter of the leptin (LEP) gene and the Gln223Arg (Q223R) polymorphism of the leptin receptor (LEPR) gene with obesity...
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    There is increasing evidence of an association between leptin and increased cardiovascular risk...
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    ..b>Leptin is synthesised and secreted by adipocytes. Serum leptin levels are highly correlated with fat mass...
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    Cellular and animal studies suggest that leptin has proinflammatory and prothrombotic effects that could link increased adipose mass directly to atherogenesis...
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    b>Leptin and adiponectin are cytokines produced by adipose tissue with opposite effects on tumor growth: the former stimulate whereas the latter inhibit it...
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    In addition to having a major role in energy homeostasis, leptin is emerging as a pleiotropic cytokine with multiple physiological effector functions...
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    We have shown previously that treatment with pegylated leptin peptide receptor antagonist 2 (PEG-LPrA2) reduced the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), vascular endothelial growth factor receptor type 2 (VEGFR2) and ..
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    b>Leptin, a protein product of adipocytes, plays a critical role in the regulation of body weight, immune function, pubertal development, and fertility...
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    b>Leptin is synthesized by adipocytes to regulate appetite. Leptin has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) leading to speculation about a beneficial effect of fasting to autoimmune patients...
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    To determine whether serum leptin levels are elevated in men with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and whether the levels correlate with serum cytokine profiles and disease activity of AS...
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    b>Leptin action is a dynamic area of investigation that continues to broaden beyond the basic lipostatic model originally envisaged. Here, we show that leptin is expressed in and secreted from human ejaculated spermatozoa...
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