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Discovery of the Elusive Leptin in Birds: Identification of Several ‘Missing Links’ in the Evolution of Leptin and Its Receptor

  • Jeremy W. Prokop,

    Affiliations: Integrated Biosciences Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America, Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Cameron Schmidt,

    Affiliation: Integrated Biosciences Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Donald Gasper,

    Affiliation: Integrated Biosciences Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Robert J. Duff,

    Affiliation: Integrated Biosciences Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Amy Milsted,

    Affiliation: Integrated Biosciences Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Takeshi Ohkubo,

    Affiliation: College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Amimachi, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Hope C. Ball,

    Affiliation: Integrated Biosciences Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Matthew D. Shawkey,

    Affiliation: Integrated Biosciences Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Herman L. Mays Jr,

    Affiliation: Geier Collections and Research Center, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Larry A. Cogburn mail,

    londraville@uakron.edu (RLL), cogburn@udel (LAG)

    Affiliation: Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

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  • Richard L. Londraville mail

    londraville@uakron.edu (RLL), cogburn@udel (LAG)

    Affiliation: Integrated Biosciences Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: March 24, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092751

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