Leptin as a new approach for treatment for autism and epilepsy, a hypothesis with clinical implications.
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran; Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Hafez Hospital, Shiraz, Iran Tel./fax: +98 711 627 93 19.
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Name: Brain & development
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20822869
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.braindev.2010.08.003
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Cell surface receptors for obesity factor (LEPTIN), a hormone secreted by the WHITE ADIPOCYTES. Upon leptin-receptor interaction, the signal is mediated through the JAK2/STAT3 pathway to regulate food intake, energy balance and fat storage.
A 16-kDa peptide hormone secreted from WHITE ADIPOCYTES. Leptin serves as a feedback signal from fat cells to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM in regulation of food intake, energy balance, and fat storage.
A childhood disorder predominately affecting boys and similar to autism (AUTISTIC DISORDER). It is characterized by severe, sustained, clinically significant impairment of social interaction, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior. In contrast to autism, there are no clinically significant delays in language or cognitive development. (From DSM-IV)
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A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)