The Relationship between Leptin and Fatty AcidAysel Sari*
Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
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- Aysel Sari
Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
Firat University, 23169, Elazig, Turkey
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Received date: November 20, 2012; Accepted date: December 14, 2012; Published date: December 17, 2012
Citation: Sari A (2013) The Relationship between Leptin and Fatty Acid. J Mol Biomark Diagn 4:139. doi:10.4172/2155-9929.1000139
Copyright: © 2013 Sari A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Leptin is important for the regulation of energy metabolism. Fatty acids are essential components of all biological membranes and represent an important form of energy storage in both animals and plants. In addition to leptin’s central effects on appetite control and energy expenditure, it has been shown to have a strong influence on fatty acid metabolism.
Approach: This review summarizes recent knowledge on leptin and fatty acids and their roles in biochemistry and clinical chemistry