Current understanding of the role of leptin has expanded from its narrow association with obesity to a variety of effects on different biological processes including immune function. More specifically, leptin links nutritional status and energy balance to regulation of pro-inflammatory T-helper 1 immune responses. This has prompted several studies of targeted intervention with leptin antagonists in rodents to suppress onset and/or progression of chronic inflammation and autoimmunity. This review presents current preclinical evidence and potential applications for leptin-based immune approaches aimed at improving therapy for chronic and autoimmune conditions.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2003|
- T-helper 1
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