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A 16-kD peptide hormone secreted from white adipocytes. Leptin serves as a feedback signal from fat cells to the central nervous system in regulation of food intake, energy balance, and fat storage.
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  • obese gene product
  • ob gene product
  • obese protein
  • ob protein
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