Leptin hormone

Free illustration of a leptin proteohormone as a glass surface model with indicated deeper ribbon model on white background. Leptin is produced mainly by fat cells and enterocytes in the small intestine and regulates energy balance by inhibiting the feeling of hunger. In obesity, sensitivity to leptin is inhibited, resulting in an impaired feeling of satiety. – Illustration based on structural data from Zhang, F., Beals, J.M., Briggs, S.L., Clawson, D.K., Wery, J.-P., Schevitz, R.W.


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