Note to users. If you're seeing this message, it means that your browser cannot find this page's style/presentation instructions -- or possibly that you are using a browser that does not support current Web standards. Find out more about why this message is appearing, and what you can do to make your experience of our site the best it can be.


Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 14 July 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 28, p. nf65
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.28.nf65]

NEWS FOCUS

Opposites Detract

Hunger hormone quenches inflammation, opposing leptin

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/28/nf65

Abstract: Sherlock Holmes had Professor Moriarty. Magic Johnson had Larry Bird. Britney Spears has Christina Aguilera. A less famous rivalry occurs in the body, pitting the weight-regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin against each other. The molecules not only exert opposite effects on appetite, but new research suggests that they trigger contrasting reactions from the immune system. The discovery might help researchers develop treatments that soothe diseases that can stem from inflammation, including diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Citation: M. Leslie, Opposites Detract. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (28), nf65 (2004).

Read the Full Text







To Advertise     Find Products


Science of Aging Knowledge Environment. ISSN 1539-6150