STRING 9.05 
PRKAA2 [ENSP00000360290]
 
protein kinase, AMP-activated, alpha 2 catalytic subunit; Responsible for the regulation of fatty acid synthesis by phosphorylation of acetyl-CoA carboxylase. It also regulates cholesterol synthesis via phosphorylation and inactivation of hormone-sensitive lipase and hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase. Appears to act as a metabolic stress-sensing protein kinase switching off biosynthetic pathways when cellular ATP levels are depleted and when 5'-AMP rises in response to fuel limitation and/or hypoxia. This is a catalytic subunit
LEP [ENSP00000312652]
 
leptin; May function as part of a signaling pathway that acts to regulate the size of the body fat depot. An increase in the level of LEP may act directly or indirectly on the CNS to inhibit food intake and/or regulate energy expenditure as part of a homeostatic mechanism to maintain constancy of the adipose mass
Evidence suggesting a functional link:
Neighborhood in the Genome:  
none / insignificant.
    
Gene Fusions:  
none / insignificant.
    
Cooccurence Across Genomes:  
none / insignificant.
    
Co-Expression:  
none / insignificant.
    
Experimental/Biochemical Data:   yes (score 0.621).  
Association in Curated Databases:  
none / insignificant.
    
Co-Mentioned in PubMed Abstracts:   yes (score 0.283).  
Combined Score:
 
0.709