Motivation to Eat - AgRP Neurons and Homeostatic Need

Dengbao Yang, Tiemin Liu, Kevin W. Williams

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Activation of AgRP neurons potently induces feeding behaviors; however, whether this activity is involved in motivations of feeding behavior is unclear. A recent study in Nature (Betley et al., 2015) reports that AgRP neuron activity conditions learned behavior by transmitting a negative-valence signal: linking AgRP neurons to the preference of environmental cues associated with homeostatic need.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-63
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 7 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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