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Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
ISSN (Print): 1872-213X
ISSN (Online): 2212-2710
VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 3
DOI: 10.2174/187221309789257379      Price:  $100









Leptin as Clinical Target

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Author(s): Chunlin Cai, Fu-Dong Shi, Giuseppe Matarese and Antonio La Cava
Pages 160-166 (7)
Abstract:
Leptin is an adipocyte-derived hormone with pleiotropic effects on energy homeostasis, endocrine and reproductive functions, and immune responses. The multiple actions of leptin have led to the design and development of several leptin-based approaches to modulate the metabolic and endocrine status, to reduce inflammation, and to improve immune responses. Here, we review the current patents on leptin in different clinic applications.
Keywords:
Leptin, metabolism, therapeutics
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, 1000 Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90095-1670, USA.