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Lasker lauds leptin.

Cell. Oct 1, 2010;143(1):9-12.
Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E.

Office of the Dean, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA. jeffrey_flier@hms.harvard.edu

Abstract:

This year, the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award will be shared by Douglas Coleman and Jeffrey Friedman for their discovery of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite and body weight. By uncovering a critical physiologic system, their discovery markedly accelerated our capacity to apply molecular and genetic techniques to understand obesity.