Leptin and puberty

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Leptin is thought to relay metabolic information to the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis and to participate in the neuroendocrine control of puberty. To help elucidate the underlying mechanism, Cheung et al. recently performed a diverse series of experiments, the results of which undermine the prevailing hypothesis that leptin acts as a metabolic trigger for the initiation of puberty. Instead, their results suggest that leptin is one of many permissive metabolic factors that allow pubertal development to proceed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-429
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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