Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 16th, 2006
"Leptin is a hormone secreted primarily by white adipocytes that regulates energy homeostasis and reproduction via CNS receptors. Koletsky (f/f) rats with a leptin receptor (OB-Rb) gene mutation are obese, diabetic and infertile."
"We employed rAAV vectors to transfer the human OB-Rb gene into the brains of female Koletsky rats to identify sites of leptin action in the brain. rAAV-OB-Rb was microinjected into the medial preoptic area (MPOA), the...
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