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Leptin directly stimulates aromatase activity in human luteinized granulosa cells

Leptin, the obese (ob) gene product, is secreted by adipocytes and regulates appetite through interaction with hypothalamic leptin receptors. Leptin may also have a stimulatory effect on reproductive function. Furthermore, leptin receptor mRNA is expressed in the ovary, suggesting a direct effect on its function. The present study examines the direct role of leptin on the...

Progesterone inhibition of functional leptin receptor mRNA expression in human endometrium

Leptin is secreted by adipocytes and regulates appetite through interaction with hypothalamic leptin receptors (OB-R). Leptin is involved in the stimulation of reproductive functions, and local expression of leptin and OB-R in the ovary, oocyte, embryo, and placenta might play a role in early development. The mRNA and protein of the long form leptin receptor (OB-RL) but not of...