This is the 93-105 amino acid fragment of human leptin (weight loss protein). Leptin is a plasma protein composed of 167 amino acids, synthesized in adipose tissue, as a hormone in the blood, responsible for maintaining body weight.
Grasso, P. et al. Endocrinol. 138, 1413 (1997); Pelleymounter, M. et al. Science 269, 541 (1995).
Sequence (One-Letter Code)
Sequence (Three-Letter Code)
H - Asn - Val - Ile - Gln - Ile - Ser - Asn - Asp - Leu - Glu - Asn - Leu - Arg - OH