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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