Early Detection Research Network

LEP

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • leptin (murine obesity homolog),
  • leptin (obesity homolog, mouse),
  • LEP,
  • OB,
  • OBS,
  • FLJ94114,
  • obese, mouse, homolog of,
  • leptin,
  • obesity factor,

Description…

Leptin (LEP) is secreted by white adipocytes and plays a major role in the regulation of body weight. This protein, which acts through the leptin receptor, functions as part of a signaling pathway that can inhibit food intake and/or regulate energy expenditure to maintain constancy of the adipose mass. Leptin has also been implicated in the regulation of reproduction, glucose homeostasis, bone formation, wound healing and the immune system. Leptin has several endocrine functions and is also involved in the regulation of immune and inflammatory responses, hematopoiesis, angiogenesis and wound healing. Mutations in the leptin gene and/or its regulatory regions cause severe obesity and morbid obesity with hypogonadism. The leptin gene has also been linked to type 2 diabetes mellitus development.

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Attributes
QA State: Curated
Type: Protein
HGNC Name: LEP

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…

Attributes

Phase: Two
QA State: Under Review
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Attributes

Phase: Three
QA State: Curated
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This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact the Informatics Center if you should have access to this biomarker.