Leptin and beyond: an odyssey to the central control of body weight.

Authors:
Dr. Min-Dian Li, PhD
Dr. Min-Dian Li, PhD
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Boston, MA | United States

Yale J Biol Med 2011 Mar;84(1):1-7

Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Combined Programs in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Section of Comparative Medicine, Integrative Cell Signaling, and Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

The 2010 Lasker Award for basic medical research was shared by Douglas Coleman and Jeffery Friedman for their discovery of leptin, a breakthrough that revealed insight into the genetic basis of obesity. This mini-review aims to review landmark studies on the physiologic system of body weight control. The basic research on the leptin system has broad implications for the genetic control of body weight, thus contributing to solve the global obesity crisis.

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