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|Title:||The biology of leptin and its implications in breast cancer: A general view|
|Abstract:||Obesity is a world health problem that increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, and some types of cancer. In postmenopausal women, it represents an important risk factor for the development of breast cancer (BC). Leptin is an adipokine that is secreted by fatty tissue, and high leptin levels are observed both in mouse models of obesity and in obese subjects. High levels of leptin promote the proliferation and progression of various types of cancer, including BC. This review provides a general overview of the biology of leptin, important laboratory studies, and animal and clinical models that have provided evidence for an active role of leptin in the proliferation, progression, and survival of mammary tumors. Finally, this review addresses the most recent studies on the use of leptin receptor antagonists as a novel therapeutic treatment for BC. © Copyright 2013, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2013.|
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