Oxytocin Treatment May Improve Infant Feeding and Social Skills in Prader-Willi Syndrome.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1542/peds.2016-3833
Publication InfoMacIver, Nancie Jo (2017). Oxytocin Treatment May Improve Infant Feeding and Social Skills in Prader-Willi Syndrome. Pediatrics, 139(2). 10.1542/peds.2016-3833. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/13503.
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Associate Professor of Pediatrics
My laboratory is broadly interested in how large changes in nutritional status (e.g. malnutrition or obesity) influence T cell immunity. Malnutrition can lead to immunodeficiency and increased risk of infection, whereas obesity is associated with inflammation that promotes multiple diseases including autoimmunity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. We have identified the adipocyte-secreted hormone leptin as a critical link between nutrition and immunity. Leptin is