Neuronal circuits that regulate feeding behavior and metabolism

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Neurons within the central nervous system receive humoral and central (neurotransmitter or neuropeptide) signals that ultimately regulate ingestive behavior and metabolism. Recent advances in mouse genetics combined with neuroanatomical and electrophysiological techniques have contributed to a better understanding of these central mechanisms. This review integrates recently defined cellular mechanisms and neural circuits relevant to the regulation of feeding behavior, energy expenditure, and glucose homeostasis by metabolic signals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-512
Number of pages9
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Agouti-related peptide
  • Electrophysiology
  • GABA
  • Glutamate
  • Melanocortin receptor
  • Neuropeptide Y receptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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