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Leptin, malnutrition, and immune response in rural Gambian children
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    Role of leptin in infection and autoimmunity

    Dear Editor

    Leptin is a cytokine involved in the regulation and generation of immune responses, particularly T cell responses. It is an adiposite-derived hormone structurally similar to IL-2,[1] which mainly acts as a T cell growth factor. Furthermore, it also regulates cytokine production, activates macrophages[3] and has an important role in angiogenesis and wound healing.[3] Concentrations of leptin increase durin...

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