Agouti-related protein neuron circuits that regulate appetite
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CitationSternson, S. M. ve Atasoy, D. (2014). Agouti-related protein neuron circuits that regulate appetite. Neuroendocrinology, 100(2-3), 95-102. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000369072
New tools for mapping and manipulating molecularly defined neural circuits have improved the understanding of how the central nervous system regulates appetite. Studies that focused on Agouti-related protein neurons, a starvation-sensitive hypothalamic population, have identified multiple circuit elements that can elicit or suppress feeding behavior. Distinct axon projections of this neuron population point to different circuits that regulate long-term appetite, short-term feeding, or visceral malaise-mediated anorexia. Here, we review recent studies examining these neural circuits that control food intake.