Leptin: Back and Forward

Julian Mercer

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The discovery of leptin resulted in a gear change in obesity research. Exploiting its therapeutic potential has proved to be a long game, although encouraging progress is now being made with leptin monotherapy in conditions of relative deficiency, and with combination therapy against common obesity. Leptin's role in early brain development constitutes an exciting area for mechanistic study with potential therapeutic implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1064
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuroendocrinology
Issue number12
Early online date14 Oct 2009
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


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