Week 8 Discussion Forum

Complete your Week 8 discussion prompt by Wednesday, 11:59pm with a minimum of 250 words and minimum 1 reference in APA format. TWO replies are required by Sunday, 11:59pm. Each reply should have a minimum of 50 words and have 1 reference in APA format.

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The hormone leptin regulates food intake and body weight. It can cross the blood-brain barrier.

[1] Which proprieties of leptin allow it to cross the blood-brain barrier? How does leptin regulate energy balance?

[2] Search PubMed (www.pubmed.gov) for blood-brain barrier and leptin and select TWO original research articles about leptin. Summarize the results of these articles.

Be detailed in your explanation and support your answer with facts from your textbook, research, and articles from scholarly journals. In addition, remember to add references in APA format to your posts to avoid plagiarism.

 

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