Lighting up the hypothalamus: Coordinated control of feeding behavior

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Abstract

A new optogenetics study finds that stimulation of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) and agouti-related peptide (AGRP) neurons acutely regulates feeding behavior. AGRP-induced hyperphagia is independent of melanocortin signaling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-278
Number of pages2
JournalNature neuroscience
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

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