Document Type

Article

Department

Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Abstract

Leptin is a multifunctional adipose-derived cytokines that play a critical role in bodyweight homeostasis and energy balance. Recently, leptin and leptin receptor dysreulation have been reported in variety of malignant cells including thyroid. Leptin modulates growth and proliferation of cancer cells via activation of various growth and survival signaling pathways including JAK/STAT, PI3-kinase/AKT and/or Map kinases. In this review, current understanding of leptin's role in the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer has been described.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology

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