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 2011

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Feeding Behavior
Lighting
Hypothalamus
Optogenetics
Melanocortins
Pro-Opiomelanocortin
Hyperphagia
Peptides
Neurons
Dasyproctidae

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Lighting up the hypothalamus : Coordinated control of feeding behavior. / Williams, Kevin W.; Elmquist, Joel K.

In: Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 14, No. 3, 03.2011, p. 277-278.

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