Genomes and Genes
Gene Symbol: leptin
Alias: LEPD, OBS, leptin (murine obesity homolog), leptin (obesity homolog, mouse), obese protein, obese, mouse, homolog of, obesity factor
Publications263 found, 100 shown here
- Leptin and the regulation of body weight in mammalsJ M Friedman
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University, New York, New York 10021, USA
Nature 395:763-70. 1998..A complex physiological system has evolved to regulate fuel stores and energy balance at an optimum level. Leptin, a hormone secreted by adipose tissue, and its receptor are integral components of this system...
- Positional cloning of the mouse obese gene and its human homologueY Zhang
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University, New York, New York 10021
Nature 372:425-32. 1994..The ob gene product may function as part of a signalling pathway from adipose tissue that acts to regulate the size of the body fat depot...
- Congenital leptin deficiency is associated with severe early-onset obesity in humansC T Montague
University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine, UK
Nature 387:903-8. 1997The extreme obesity of the obese (ob/ob) mouse is attributable to mutations in the gene encoding leptin, an adipocyte-specific secreted protein which has profound effects on appetite and energy expenditure...
- A leptin missense mutation associated with hypogonadism and morbid obesityA Strobel
Nat Genet 18:213-5. 1998
- FoxO1 inhibits leptin regulation of pro-opiomelanocortin promoter activity by blocking STAT3 interaction with specificity protein 1Guoqing Yang
Laboratory of Metabolic Medicine, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore 138667
J Biol Chem 284:3719-27. 2009b>Leptin controls food intake and energy expenditure by regulating hypothalamic neuron activities...
- Beneficial effects of leptin on obesity, T cell hyporesponsiveness, and neuroendocrine/metabolic dysfunction of human congenital leptin deficiencyI Sadaf Farooqi
University Department of Medicine, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
J Clin Invest 110:1093-103. 2002The wide range of phenotypic abnormalities seen in the leptin-deficient ob/ob mouse and their reversibility by leptin administration provide compelling evidence for the existence of multiple physiological functions of this hormone in ..
- Transcriptional activation of the human leptin gene in response to hypoxia. Involvement of hypoxia-inducible factor 1Grazia Ambrosini
Department of Molecular Biology, Institute for Diabetes Discovery, 25 Business Park Drive, Branford, CT 06405, USA
J Biol Chem 277:34601-9. 2002In addition to having a major role in energy homeostasis, leptin is emerging as a pleiotropic cytokine with multiple physiological effector functions...
- 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 cohortAlexandra Nieters
German Cancer Research Center, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Eur J Nutr 41:210-21. 2002....
- C-reactive protein in young, apparently healthy men: associations with serum leptin, QTc interval, and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterolTsutomu Kazumi
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Human Environmental Science, Mukogawa Women s University, Health Science Center, Nishonomiya, Japan
Metabolism 52:1113-6. 2003..Although CRP was positively correlated with body mass index (BMI), percent fat mass, and serum leptin, correlations with BMI (r = 0.15, P =.05) and percent body fat (r = 0.16, P =...
- Association study of BMP4, IL6, Leptin, MMP3, and MTNR1B gene promoter polymorphisms and adolescent idiopathic scoliosisMónika Mórocz
Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Temesvari korut 62, H 6726, Szeged, Hungary
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E123-30. 2011..a genetic association study was performed on 126 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and 197 healthy controls from independent Hungarian pedigrees...
- G-2548A polymorphism of the leptin gene is correlated with extreme obesity in Taiwanese aboriginesTsu Nai Wang
Faculty of Public Health, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:183-7. 2006We 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...
- Leptin indirectly activates human neutrophils via induction of TNF-alphaHamid Zarkesh-Esfahani
Division of Clinical Sciences North, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
J Immunol 172:1809-14. 2004b>Leptin, the satiety hormone, appears to act as a link between nutritional status and immune function...
- Leptin enhances the recruitment of endothelial progenitor cells into neointimal lesions after vascular injury by promoting integrin-mediated adhesionMarco R Schroeter
Department of Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine, University of Goettingen, Robert Koch Strasse 40, D 37099 Goettingen, Germany
Circ Res 103:536-44. 2008The adipocytokine leptin modulates vascular remodeling and neointima formation. Because endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) participate in vascular repair, we analyzed the effects of leptin on human EPC function in vitro and in vivo...
- Evidence that the diabetes gene encodes the leptin receptor: identification of a mutation in the leptin receptor gene in db/db miceH Chen
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
Cell 84:491-5. 1996OB-R is a high affinity receptor for leptin, an important circulating signal for the regulation of body weight. We identified an alternatively spliced transcript that encodes a form of mouse OB-R with a long intracellular domain...
- Association of serum leptin levels with homeostasis model assessment-estimated insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome: the key role of central obesityAlireza Esteghamati
Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center EMRC, Vali Asr Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Metab Syndr Relat Disord 7:447-52. 2009b>Leptin is correlated with several features of metabolic syndrome; however, possible confounders (eg, obesity) of this association are not known...
- Leptin promotes differentiation and survival of human dendritic cells and licenses them for Th1 primingBenedetta Mattioli
Department of Drug Research and Evaluation, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
J Immunol 174:6820-8. 2005b>Leptin is an adipocyte-derived hormone/cytokine that links nutrition, metabolism, and immune homeostasis. Leptin is capable of modulating several immune responses...
- Effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines on leptin production in human adipose tissue in vitroJens M Bruun
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism C, Aarhus Amtssygehus, Aarhus University Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, Tage Hansensgade 2, Denmark
Mol Cell Endocrinol 190:91-9. 2002b>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...
- Regulation of placental leptin expression by cyclic adenosine 5'-monophosphate involves cross talk between protein kinase A and mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathwaysJulieta L Maymó
Departamento de Quimica Biologica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Endocrinology 151:3738-51. 2010b>Leptin, a 16-kDa protein mainly produced by adipose tissue, has been involved in the control of energy balance through its hypothalamic receptor...
- Association of plasma leptin levels and insulin resistance in diabetic women: a cross-sectional analysis in an Iranian population with different results in men and womenManouchehr Nakhjavani
Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Vali Asr Hospital, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Gynecol Endocrinol 27:14-9. 2011The objective of this study was to assess the association of serum leptin levels with insulin resistance (IR), metabolic syndrome (MetS), lipid levels, and glucose control in an Iranian type 2 diabetic population.
- The role of falling leptin levels in the neuroendocrine and metabolic adaptation to short-term starvation in healthy menJean L Chan
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
J Clin Invest 111:1409-21. 2003To elucidate the role of leptin in regulating neuroendocrine and metabolic function during an acute fast, six to eight healthy, lean men were studied under four separate conditions: a baseline fed state and three 72-hour fasting studies ..
- Leptin-R and its association with PI3K/AKT signaling pathway in papillary thyroid carcinomaShahab Uddin
Department of Human Cancer Genomic Research, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Endocr Relat Cancer 17:191-202. 2010The 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...
- Leptin, obestatin and apelin levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndromeSabine Zirlik
Medical Department 1, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Med Sci Monit 17:CR159-64. 2011Recent studies suggest that adipose tissue hormones are involved in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). The role of leptin, obestatin and apelin still needs to be established.
- Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 transactivates the human leptin gene promoterAlexandra Grosfeld
INSERM U 465, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 15 rue de l Ecole de Medecine, 75006 Paris, France
J Biol Chem 277:42953-7. 2002Increased placental leptin has been demonstrated in preeclampsia, a pregnancy disorder associated with placental hypoxia. This suggests that leptin gene expression is enhanced in response to oxygen deficiency in this organ...
- The formation of an intrachain disulfide bond in the leptin protein is necessary for efficient leptin secretionN Boute
Department of Cell Biology, Institut Cochin, UMR CNRS 8104, INSERM U567, Universite Paris 5, 22, Rue Mechain, 75014 Paris, France
Biochimie 86:351-6. 2004b>Leptin is a cytokine secreted by the adipose tissue that is involved in the control of body weight...
- Relationship between leptin, insulin resistance, insulin-like growth factor-1 and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 in patients with chronic kidney diseaseA Atamer
Department of Internal Medicine, Diyarbakir Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey
J Int Med Res 36:522-8. 2008This study examined the relationship between leptin, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and insulin resistance in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
- The peritoneal leptin, MCP-1 and TNF-α in the pathogenesis of endometriosis-associated infertilityYu Tao
Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Am J Reprod Immunol 65:403-6. 2011To explore the roles of leptin, monocyte chemotactic protein (MCP)-1, and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α in the peritoneal fluid (PF) in the pathogenesis of endometriosis-associated infertility.
- Leptin and its receptors in human fetal and adult ovariesRonit Abir
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
Fertil Steril 84:1779-82. 2005..study was to investigate the immunocytochemical expression and presence of messenger RNA (mRNA) transcripts for leptin and its receptors in ovaries from human adults and adolescents and second- and third-trimester fetuses...
- Development and characterization of high affinity leptins and leptin antagonistsMichal Shpilman
Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University, Rehovot 76100, Israel
J Biol Chem 286:4429-42. 2011b>Leptin is a pleiotropic hormone acting both centrally and peripherally. It participates in a variety of biological processes, including energy metabolism, reproduction, and modulation of the immune response...
- Association between the chondrocyte phenotype and the expression of adipokines and their receptors: evidence for a role of leptin but not adiponectin in the expression of cartilage-specific markersPierre Jean Francin
UMR CNRS UHP 7561, Faculte de Medecine, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
J Cell Physiol 226:2790-7. 2011..The expression of leptin, adiponectin and their receptors, as well as cartilage-specific genes was examined in chondrocytes obtained from ..
- Genetic variations of leptin and leptin receptor are associated with body composition changes in response to physical trainingAntti Huuskonen
Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
Cell Biochem Funct 28:306-12. 2010b>Leptin regulates body weight, metabolism, and tissue adaptations to environmental stressors...
- Human paraoxonase-1 activity in childhood obesity and its relation to leptin and adiponectin levelsPeter Koncsos
First Department of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Pediatr Res 67:309-13. 2010..Alterations and potential correlations of PON1 activities, leptin and adiponectin levels in childhood obesity were studied...
- Leptin expression by annulus cells in the human intervertebral discHelen E Gruber
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28232, USA
Spine J 7:437-43. 2007It 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...
- Influence of leptin, adiponectin, and resistin on the association between abdominal adiposity and arterial stiffnessB Gwen Windham
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Am J Hypertens 23:501-7. 2010..adipocytes account for most adipokine production, the objectives of this study were to examine the influence of adipokines such as leptin, adiponectin, and resistin on the relationship between abdominal adiposity and arterial stiffness.
- Do adiponectin, TNFalpha, leptin and CRP relate to insulin resistance in pregnancy? Studies in women with and without gestational diabetes, during and after pregnancyKylie A McLachlan
Department of Endocrinology, St Vincents Hospital, Victoria, Australia
Diabetes Metab Res Rev 22:131-8. 2006The role of adiponectin, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha), leptin and C-reactive protein in the insulin resistance of pregnancy is not clear...
- Body fat mass and macronutrient intake in relation to circulating soluble leptin receptor, free leptin index, adiponectin, and resistin concentrations in healthy humansMary Yannakoulia
Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, 17671 Athens, Greece
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:1730-6. 2003The 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...
- 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 SpainOlga Portoles
Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health School of Medicine, University of Valencia, Avda Blasco Ibanez 15, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Eur J Epidemiol 21:605-12. 2006..In animal models, the leptin (LEP) and the leptin receptor (LEPR) genes have been shown to be very important in obesity because leptin ..
- The -2548G/A LEP polymorphism is associated with blood pressure in Tunisian obese patientsS Ben Ali
Research Laboratory LAB SM 01, Biochemistry Department, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Blood Press 17:278-83. 2008To 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 ..
- Polymorphisms in 5'-flanking regions of genes encoding adiponectin, leptin, and resistin are not associated with obesity of Polish children and adolescentsJakub Cieslak
Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Wolynska 33, 60 637 Poznan, Poland
Mol Biol Rep 38:1793-8. 2011..In this study we screened for polymorphism 5'-flanking regions of the adiponectin (ADIPOQ), leptin (LEP) and resistin (RETN) genes in a cohort of Polish obese children and adolescents (n = 243) and a control group ..
- Leptin suppresses stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 by mechanisms independent of insulin and sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1cSudha B Biddinger
Research Division, Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Pl, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Diabetes 55:2032-41. 2006..SCD1 is suppressed by leptin but induced by insulin. We have used animal models to dissect the effects of these hormones on SCD1...
- Relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms in leptin, IL6 and adiponectin genes and their circulating product in morbidly obese subjects before and after gastric banding surgeryChristine Poitou
INSERM Avenir EA 3502, Paris 6 University, Nutrition Department, AP HP, Hotel Dieu, Paris, France
Obes Surg 15:11-23. 2005..b>Leptin, IL6 and adiponectin can be considered as adiposity signals...
- Serum leptin levels correlate with interleukin-6 levels and disease activity in patients with ankylosing spondylitisM C Park
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute for Immunology and Immunological Diseases, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Scand J Rheumatol 36:101-6. 2007To 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.
- Regulation of circulating soluble leptin receptor levels by gender, adiposity, sex steroids, and leptin: observational and interventional studies in humansJean L Chan
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 99 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Diabetes 51:2105-12. 2002b>Leptin is an adipocyte-secreted hormone important in energy homeostasis and diverse physiological processes...
- Are the associations of plasma leptin and adiponectin with type 2 diabetes independent of obesity in older Chinese adults?Zhiqiang Wang
Centre for Chronic Disease, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia
Diabetes Metab Res Rev 26:109-14. 2010China has experienced a rapid increase in diabetes. In this study, we assessed whether the associations of two adipocyte-derived hormones, leptin and adiponectin, with type 2 diabetes are independent of obesity in older Chinese adults.
- Up-regulation of placental leptin by human chorionic gonadotropinJulieta L Maymó
Departamento de Quimica Biologica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidas de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Endocrinology 150:304-13. 2009b>Leptin, the 16,000 molecular weight protein product of the obese gene, was originally considered as an adipocyte-derived signaling molecule for the central control of metabolism...
- Interleukin-6 and human immunodeficiency virus load, but not plasma leptin concentration, predict anorexia and wasting in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis in MalawiMonique van Lettow
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:4771-6. 2005..Wasting is a prominent feature of tuberculosis and may be more severe among individuals with HIV coinfection. It is likely that several biological mechanisms, including the anorexia of infection, are contributing to wasting...
- Leptin, triglycerides, and interleukin 6 are independently associated with C-reactive protein in Japanese type 2 diabetic patientsTakiko Yanagawa
Division of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Kansai Denryoku Hospital, Osaka Japan
Diabetes Res Clin Pract 75:2-6. 2007..glucose, and serum lipids (triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and leptin were measured...
- Functional analysis of the -2548G/A leptin gene polymorphism in breast cancer cellsMarianna Terrasi
Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Int J Cancer 125:1038-44. 2009b>Leptin is overexpressed in human breast tumors and is produced by breast cancer cells in response to obesity-related stimuli...
- Serum leptin is associated with cardiometabolic risk and predicts metabolic syndrome in Taiwanese adultsWen Cheng Li
Department of Occupation Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung Branch, NO, 222, Maijin Rd, Keelung, Taiwan
Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:36. 2011b>Leptin is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, few studies have assessed its relationship with metabolic syndrome, especially in an Asian population...
- Crystal structure of the obese protein leptin-E100F Zhang
Research Technologies and Proteins, Endocrine Research Divisions, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana 46285
Nature 387:206-9. 1997..The demonstration that OB protein (also known as leptin) can normalize body weight in ob/ob mice has generated enormous interest...
- Leptin enhances, via AP-1, expression of aromatase in the MCF-7 cell lineStefania Catalano
Centro Sanitario and the Department of PharmacoBiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Calabria, 87030 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
J Biol Chem 278:28668-76. 2003b>Leptin, a product of adipocytes, is involved in the regulation of body weight and results strongly correlated to body fat content...
- Leptin and its receptor are overexpressed in brain tumors and correlate with the degree of malignancyMirko Riolfi
Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Brain Pathol 20:481-9. 2010Although leptin and its receptor (ObR) have emerged as important cancer biomarkers, the role of the leptin system in brain tumor development remains unknown...
- Leptin receptor and functional effects of leptin in human endothelial progenitor cellsRobert Wolk
Mayo Foundation, St Mary s Hospital, DO 4 350, 1216 Second St SW, Rochester, MN 55902, USA
Atherosclerosis 183:131-9. 2005..We studied the role of an adipocyte-derived hormone, leptin, in the regulation of human EPC function. EPCs were grown from human circulating mononuclear cells...
- Leptin induces endothelin-1 in endothelial cells in vitroPeter Quehenberger
Department of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, University of Vienna, Austria
Circ Res 90:711-8. 2002b>Leptin, a protein encoded by the obese gene, is produced by adipocytes and released into the bloodstream. In obese humans, serum leptin levels are increased and correlate with the individual's body mass index and blood pressure...
- Association of serum and follicular fluid leptin concentrations with granulosa cell phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 expression in fertile patients with polycystic ovarian syndromeMei Gen Li
Department of Reproductive Endocrinology, Women s Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, 2 Xue Shi Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 31006, China
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:4771-6. 2007..was to evaluate whether polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)-associated infertility is related to alterations of leptin, leptin receptor (Ob-R), and the phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (p-STAT3)/..
- Leptin utilizes Jun N-terminal kinases to stimulate the invasion of MCF-7 breast cancer cellsVanity McMurtry
Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, USA
Clin Exp Metastasis 26:197-204. 2009In breast tumors, high levels of leptin have been associated with increased incidence of breast cancer metastasis. Breast cancer metastasis is directly associated with breast cancer cell invasion...
- Mechanism of the inhibitory effect of atorvastatin on leptin expression induced by angiotensin II in cultured human coronary artery smooth muscle cellsKou Gi Shyu
Division of Cardiology, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Clin Sci (Lond) 122:33-42. 2012b>Leptin contributes to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Ang II (angiotensin II), a proatherogenic cytokine, increases leptin synthesis in cultured adipocytes...
- Circulating leptin and angiogenic factors in preeclampsia patientsHideki Nakatsukasa
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
Endocr J 55:565-73. 2008b>Leptin, one of adipocytokines, plays a wide range of important roles in reproductive biology. We have previously reported that low hypo-adiponectinemia might be involved in the pathophysiology of overweight preeclampsia (PE) patients...
- Differential signalling through ALK-1 and ALK-5 regulates leptin expression in mesenchymal stem cellsMustapha Zeddou
Laboratory of Rheumatology, GIGA I3, GIGA Research Centre, University and CHU of Liege, Liege, Belgium
Stem Cells Dev 21:1948-55. 2012b>Leptin plays a central role in maintaining energy balance, with multiple other systemic effects...
- Induction of insulin resistance by the adipokines resistin, leptin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and retinol binding protein 4 in human megakaryocytesAnja J Gerrits
Department of Clinical Chemistry and Haematology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Haematologica 97:1149-57. 2012..Platelet from patients with type 2 diabetes are resistant to insulin and show increased Ca(2+) mobilization, aggregation and procoagulant activity. We searched for the cause of this insulin resistance...
- Leptin and its soluble receptor in plasma of patients suffering from remitting-relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) In vitro effects of leptin on type-1 and type-2 cytokine secretion by peripheral blood mononuclear cells, T-cells and monocytes of MS patientsKokona Chatzantoni
Experimental Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Medical School and University Hospital, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
J Autoimmun 23:169-77. 2004b>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...
- Lack of association between the tetranucleotide repeat polymorphism in the 3'-flanking region of the leptin gene and hypertension in severely obese patientsS Maestrini
Molecular Biology Laboratory, Ospedale San Giuseppe, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
J Endocrinol Invest 29:776-80. 2006Conflicting data suggest an association between leptin gene polymorphisms and essential hypertension independently of obesity...
- Insulin resistance, leptin and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 levels in diabetic and non-diabetic Afro-Caribbean subjectsC E Ezenwaka
The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
Arch Physiol Biochem 115:22-7. 2009To determine how the levels of leptin and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) are associated with insulin resistance (IR) in obese, non-obese, diabetic and non-diabetic subjects.
- Corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulates expression of leptin, 11beta-HSD2 and syncytin-1 in primary human trophoblastsFabian B Fahlbusch
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
Reprod Biol Endocrinol 10:80. 2012..Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is accompanied by an increase in placental CRH, which could be of pathophysiological relevance for the dysregulation in syncytialisation seen in IUGR placentas...
- Leptin regulates striatal regions and human eating behaviorI Sadaf Farooqi
University Department of Medicine and Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Addenbrooke s Hospital, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
Science 317:1355. 2007Studies of the fat-derived hormone leptin have provided key insights into the molecular and neural components of feeding behavior and body weight regulation...
- Phenotypic effects of leptin replacement on morbid obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypogonadism, and behavior in leptin-deficient adultsJulio Licinio
Center for Pharmacogenomics, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1761, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:4531-6. 2004Genetic 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...
- Leptin and insulin down-regulate angiopoietin-like protein 3, a plasma triglyceride-increasing factorMitsuru Shimamura
Biomedical Research Laboratories, Sankyo Co, Ltd, 1 2 58 Hiromachi, Shinagawa ku, Tokyo 140 8710, Japan
Biochem Biophys Res Commun 322:1080-5. 2004..The current study examined the regulation of Angptl3 by leptin and insulin, both of which are key players in the metabolic syndrome...
- 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 studySofoklis Samolis
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Tzaneio General Hospital, Pireaus, Greece
Gynecol Endocrinol 26:338-43. 2010We 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...
- Genetic variation and decreased risk for obesity in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities StudyM L Hart Sailors
Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Diabetes Obes Metab 9:548-57. 2007To investigate the effects of variation in the leptin [LEP (19A>G)] and melanocortin-4 receptor [MC4R (V103I)] genes on obesity-related traits in 13 405 African-American (AA) and white participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in ..
- Molecular mechanisms of cellular proliferation in acute myelogenous leukemia by leptinJu Young Kim
Laboratory of Hematopoiesis and Hematologic Malignancy, Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Oncol Rep 23:1369-74. 2010b>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...
- Leptin: a potential marker of placental insufficiencyJacques Lepercq
Service de Gynecologie Obstetrique, Hopital Cochin Saint Vincent de Paul, Paris, France
Gynecol Obstet Invest 55:151-5. 2003To investigate placental leptin production in placental insufficiency, placental leptin production was measured in women with severe preeclampsia (group 1) and in normotensive pregnancies associated with intrauterine growth restriction (..
- G(-2548)A leptin gene polymorphism in obese subjects is associated with serum leptin concentration and bone massEdward Franek
Department of Internal Diseases, Endocrinology and Diabetology, Central Clinical Hospital, Ministry for Internal Affairs, Warsaw, Poland
Pol Arch Med Wewn 120:175-80. 2010..Clinical studies have shown either positive or in some other cases negative correlations between leptinemia and bone mineral density (BMD) or bone mineral content (BMC)...
- DNA methylation differences after exposure to prenatal famine are common and timing- and sex-specificElmar W Tobi
Molecular Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden 2300 RC, The Netherlands
Hum Mol Genet 18:4046-53. 2009..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...
- Association of plasma leptin levels and complexity of the culprit lesion in patients with unstable anginaLaxman Dubey
Department of Cardiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology HUST, Wuhan 430030, Hubei, PR China
Int J Cardiol 126:183-9. 2008..By activating different immune/inflammatory cells or directly acting on the vessel wall leptin has been shown to play a potential role in the development of acute coronary syndrome...
- Circulating ghrelin, leptin, and soluble leptin receptor concentrations and cardiometabolic risk factors in a community-based sampleErik Ingelsson
The Framingham Study, Boston University School of Medicine, Framingham, Massachusetts 01702 5803, USA
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:3149-57. 2008The 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.
- A polymorphism in the leptin promoter region (-2548 G/A) influences gene expression and adipose tissue secretion of leptinJ Hoffstedt
Department of Medicine at Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Horm Metab Res 34:355-9. 2002There is a large inter-individual variation in circulating leptin concentrations at each level of body fat content. The reason for this is unknown...
- Overexpressing leptin genetic polymorphism (-2548 G/A) is associated with susceptibility to prostate cancer and risk of advanced diseaseRicardo Ribeiro
Molecular Oncology Unit, Instituto Portugues de Oncologia, Porto, Portugal
Prostate 59:268-74. 2004b>Leptin has been consistently associated with angiogenesis and tumoral growth. A G/A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at the -2548 site in leptin gene (LEP) is associated with overexpression of leptin (A-allele).
- Human obese gene expression. Adipocyte-specific expression and regional differences in the adipose tissueH Masuzaki
Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Diabetes 44:855-8. 1995..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...
- Leptin and adiponectin concentrations in intrauterine growth restricted and appropriate for gestational age fetuses, neonates, and their mothersMarialena Kyriakakou
Neonatal and Endocrine Unit, Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Athens University Medical School, 10682 Athens, Greece
Eur J Endocrinol 158:343-8. 2008b>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 ..
- Relationships between serum soluble leptin receptor level and serum leptin and adiponectin levels, insulin resistance index, lipid profile, and leptin receptor gene polymorphisms in the Japanese populationTakeo Ogawa
Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Metabolism 53:879-85. 2004b>Leptin plays an important role in the regulation of body weight and is known to circulate in both free and bound forms. One of the leptin receptor isoforms exists in a circulating soluble form that can bind leptin...
- Leptin mediates a proliferative response in human MCF7 breast cancer cellsMarie Noelle Dieudonne
Service de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire, Faculté de médecine Paris Ouest, Centre Hospitalier de Poissy, Université Descartes Paris V, 78303 Poissy Cedex, France
Biochem Biophys Res Commun 293:622-8. 2002Obesity 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 ..
- A mutation in the human leptin receptor gene causes obesity and pituitary dysfunctionK Clement
Laboratoire de Nutrition et Service de Médecine et Nutrition, Hôtel Dieu place du Parvis Notre Dame, Paris, France
Nature 392:398-401. 1998The adipocyte-specific hormone leptin, the product of the obese (ob) gene, regulates adipose-tissue mass through hypothalamic effects on satiety and energy expenditure...
- Leptin increases proliferation of human steosarcoma cells through activation of PI(3)-K and MAPK pathwaysBartolome Burguera
Division of Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Med Sci Monit 12:BR341-9. 2006Serum 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...
- The human obese (OB) gene: RNA expression pattern and mapping on the physical, cytogenetic, and genetic maps of chromosome 7E D Green
Diagnostic Development Branch, National Center for Human Genome Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
Genome Res 5:5-12. 1995....
- Leptin-mediated cytoskeletal remodeling in chondrocytes occurs via the RhoA/ROCK pathwayJinqian Liang
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
J Orthop Res 29:369-74. 2011b>Leptin affects a number of cell signaling pathways, at present, the mechanism(s) by which leptin affects the cartilage cells in OA patient is not well understood...
- Decreased circulating leptin level and its association with body and bone mass in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosisYong Qiu
Spine Surgery, Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, China
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2703-10. 2007A prospective study was designed to investigate the circulating leptin level in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).
- Leptin gene expression in human preadipocytes is switched on by maturation-induced demethylation of distinct CpGs in its proximal promoterIngo Melzner
Department of Pathology, University of Ulm, Albert Einstein Allee 11, D 89081 Ulm, Germany
J Biol Chem 277:45420-7. 2002The peptide hormone leptin plays a major role in the regulation of energy intake and expenditure and is predominantly expressed in mature adipocytes but not in preadipocytes...
- Genetic variation in the leptin receptor gene, leptin, and weight gain in young Dutch adultsCaroline T M van Rossum
Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Obes Res 11:377-86. 2003To investigate the association between leptin levels, polymorphisms in the leptin receptor (LEPR) gene, and weight gain.
- Microsatellite polymorphism of the human leptin gene (LEP) and risk of cardiovascular diseaseE Porreca
Department of Medicine and Aging, and Aging Research Center, CeSI, GD Annunzio University Foundation, Chieti Pescara, Italy
Int J Obes (Lond) 30:209-13. 2006..No data have been so far reported on the relationship between polymorphisms of LEP gene and cardiovascular disease...
- Influence of nutritional recovery on the leptin axis in severely malnourished childrenKatja Stein
Institute of Nutrition, Friedrich Schiller University, Dornburger Strasse 24, D 07743 Jena, Germany
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:1021-6. 2006b>Leptin might be more important as a starvation hormone than as a satiety signal. The role of the soluble leptin receptor (sOB-R) and its regulation in children with protein energy malnutrition (PEM) is poorly understood.
- Serum leptin, adiponectin, and resistin concentration in colorectal adenoma and carcinoma (CC) patientsAnna Kumor
Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University, Lodz, Poland
Int J Colorectal Dis 24:275-81. 2009b>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...
- Expression of the obesity hormone leptin and its receptor correlates with hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha in human colorectal cancerM Koda
Department of Pathomorphology, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
Ann Oncol 18:vi116-9. 2007The obesity hormone, leptin, has been found to play a role in development and proliferation of normal and malignant tissues...
- Leptin predicts the development of diabetes in Mauritian men, but not women: a population-based studyS Soderberg
International Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Int J Obes (Lond) 31:1126-33. 2007To determine if levels of the adipocyte-derived hormone, leptin, predict the development of type 2 diabetes.
- Expression of leptin and its functional receptor on disc cells: contribution to cell proliferationChang Qing Zhao
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:E858-64. 2008..Human herniated disc tissues and rat nucleus pulposus (NP) cells were used following approval by the authors' institutional Human Ethics Review Committee and Animal Care and Use Committee...
- Differential expression of leptin and leptin's receptor isoform (Ob-Rb) mRNA between advanced and minimally affected osteoarthritic cartilage; effect on cartilage metabolismT Simopoulou
Department of Biology, University of Thessalia, Medical School, Larissa, Greece
Osteoarthritis Cartilage 15:872-83. 2007To investigate leptin's effect on cartilage metabolism and the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA).
- IGF-1 and leptin associate with fetal HDL cholesterol at birth: examination in offspring of mothers with type 1 diabetesScott M Nelson
Department of Reproductive and Maternal Medicine, Division of Developmental Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 10 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 ER, UK
Diabetes 56:2705-9. 2007..We examined the influence of maternal diabetes on cord lipids at birth and relationship to body composition, cord insulin, leptin, and other hormonal measures.
- Mechanism of leptin expression in breast cancer cells: role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1alphaS Cascio
Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Oncogene 27:540-7. 2008We reported previously that the obesity hormone leptin is overexpressed in breast cancer biopsies...
- Contribution of leptin receptor N-linked glycans to leptin bindingYuichi Kamikubo
Roon Research Center for Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis, Division of Blood Cell and Vascular Biology, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Biochem J 410:595-604. 2008The extracellular domain of the human leptin receptor (Ob-R) contains 20 potential N-glycosylation sites whose role in leptin binding remains to be elucidated...
- LEP 3'HVR is associated with obesity and leptin levels in Brazilian individualsHamilton M Hinuy
Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Mol Genet Metab 89:374-80. 2006b>Leptin plays an important role in satiety signaling and is related to obesity. Variants of leptin gene (LEP) have been associated to differences in plasma leptin levels and obesity-related phenotypes...
- Association of G-2548A LEP polymorphism with plasma leptin levels in Tunisian obese patientsSamir Ben Ali
Biochemistry Department, Research Laboratory LR99ES11, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Clin Biochem 42:584-8. 2009The 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.
- Leptin and coronary heart disease risk: prospective case control study of British womenDebbie A Lawlor
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1694-701. 2007Prospective studies have shown a positive association between leptin concentrations and coronary heart disease (CHD) in men, but its effect in women is unclear...
- The ambiguous role of the Na+-H+ exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1) in leptin-induced oxidative stress in human monocytesDiamantis Konstantinidis
Laboratory of Animal Physiology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
Cell Stress Chaperones 14:591-601. 2009b>Leptin, a 16-kDa cytokine produced mainly by the adipose tissue, is known to increase energy expenditure while at the same time lowering food intake by acting directly on the hypothalamus...
- Insulin Resistance in Tissue Specific IKKB TransgenicsJongsoon Lee; Fiscal Year: 2004..These experiments will validate IKKbeta as a major mediator of insulin resistance and as a useful target for the discovery of new drugs to treat type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. ..
- Mechanobiology of 3D Trabecular Bone ExplantsX Guo; Fiscal Year: 2009..a central scientific hypothesis that that dynamic deformational loading induces OCYs to send anabolic signals to OBs to promote bone formation through intraceluar calcium [Ca2+]i oscillations in osteocytic network, followed by ..
- Mechanobiology of 3D Trabecular Bone ExplantsX Edward Guo; Fiscal Year: 2010..a central scientific hypothesis that that dynamic deformational loading induces OCYs to send anabolic signals to OBs to promote bone formation through intraceluar calcium [Ca2+]i oscillations in osteocytic network, followed by ..
- Inhibition of osteoblast function in bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritisEllen M Gravallese; Fiscal Year: 2010..However, data from our laboratory demonstrate a defect in the maturation of bone-forming osteoblasts (OBs) at sites of articular bone loss (erosions), with an accompanying inhibition in the formation of mineralized bone ..
- GENE THERAPY, OBESITY AND HYPOTHALAMIC SIGNALINGSatya Kalra; Fiscal Year: 2005..of this proposal is (1) to examine whether viral vector mediated delivery of weight-reducing signals, such as leptin, is a viable therapy (gene therapy), alternative to the pharmacologic approach, to control body weight (BW) gain ..
- Na Channels in Afferents after Bladder ObstructionWilliam Steers; Fiscal Year: 2006..Obstructed (OBS) rats exhibit urinary frequency and detrusor overactivity temporally correlated to the development of afferent ..
- OVARIECTOMY UPREGULATES BONE TURNOVER THROUGH T CELL-STROMAL CROSSTALKRoberto Pacifici; Fiscal Year: 2010..to support OC formation, increase SC production of osteoclastogenic cytokines, and promote SC differentiation into OBs through stimulation of CD40 signaling in SCs by T cell expressed CD40L...
- C-reactive protein promotes myeloma cell-mediated bone destructionQing Yi; Fiscal Year: 2010..project, we will focus on the ability of CRP to promote the generation of OCs and inhibit the generation of OBs in vitro;our studies will uncover a new mechanism by which bone destruction is caused by myeloma cells, and provide ..
- Protective Effects of Stearic Acid on Gestational and Acquired Diabetes MellitusEric Smart; Fiscal Year: 2007..This aim is critical because each double crossed mouse line will provide the definitive mechanistic data regarding the role of each protein in mediating the beneficial effects of stearic acid. ..
- Protective Effects of Stearic Acid on Gestational and Acquired Diabetes MellitusEric Smart; Fiscal Year: 2009..This aim is critical because each double crossed mouse line will provide the definitive mechanistic data regarding the role of each protein in mediating the beneficial effects of stearic acid. ..
- Mechanisms of Innate and Acquired Host Defense and Tissue Injury in SkinDelphine J Lee; Fiscal Year: 2010..The investigation of these aspects of host defense mechanisms will yield new insights into the human immune system as well as provide novel targets for therapeutic intervention against a variety of infectious and skin diseases. ..
- Predictors of Adult LeukemiaJulie Ross; Fiscal Year: 2009..to metabolize NSAIDs, detoxify environmental toxins (including pesiticides, cigarette smoke) and metabolize leptin contributes to risk...
- Cloning of a type 2 diabetes modifier in obese miceRudolph Leibel; Fiscal Year: 2006..Such a gene could be used for anticipatory diagnosis and prevention, and the design of therapeutic agents. ..
- MECHANISMS OF POLARIZED SECRETION BY BONE CELLSSteven Teitelbaum; Fiscal Year: 2009Maintenance of bone mass requires the integrated activity of osteoclasts (OCs) and osteoblasts (OBs)...
- MECHANISMS OF POLARIZED SECRETION BY BONE CELLSSteven L Teitelbaum; Fiscal Year: 2010Maintenance of bone mass requires the integrated activity of osteoclasts (OCs) and osteoblasts (OBs)...
- GENETIC ANALYSIS OF MONOCYTE KILLING BY BACTERIAHoward Shuman; Fiscal Year: 2007..v) Determine if the coiled:coil regions of the Lep proteins are required for translocation by the Icm/Dot system and/or for their function in host cells. ..
- Role of aTGF-beta Regulated Gene in human and mouse osteoblasts and skeletonThomas Spelsberg; Fiscal Year: 2007..During this laboratory's investigations of estrogen (E2) and TGFb actions on OBs, we discovered and characterized the novel TGFb Iducible Early Gene-1 (TIEG) as a member of the Kruppel family of ..
- Role of a TGF-B Regulated Gene in Human and Mouse Osteoblasts and SkeletonThomas C Spelsberg; Fiscal Year: 2010..During this laboratory's investigations of E2 and TGFb actions in OBs, we discovered and characterized the novel TGFb Inducible Early Gene-1 (TIEG) as a member of the Kruppel family of ..
- Modeling Human Exposure-Dose Relationships:1,3-ButadieneThomas Smith; Fiscal Year: 2005..system and tracer methods; (2) To collect real-time measurements of breath-by-breath alveolar concentrations (-700 obs.) and optimize a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model for estimating of metabolism rates; (3) To ..
- Computer Support for Pharmacy-Based Smoking CessationFREDERICK BOCK; Fiscal Year: 2007..from smokers to assess the extent of pharmacist counseling for smoking with no intervention (observation only: OBS). Pharmacists will then be trained in providing smoking cessation counseling...
- Older Latina Women, Martial Status, and Cancer ScreeningMelanie Wasserman; Fiscal Year: 2007..The focus for this study is on Latina women, because their use of preventive health services is particularly low. ..