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Central nervous system regulation of food intake and energy expenditure: role of galanin-mediated feeding behavior.
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PMID:  22108817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Galanin is a neuropeptide widely expressed in the brain. It is implicated in energy expenditure, feeding, and the regulation of body weight. Numerous studies have revealed that galanin regulates food intake via galanin receptors, 5-HT(1A) receptor and adrenergic α-2 receptor. In this review, we summarize recent findings that reveal the essential role of galanin in increasing food intake as well as body weight and that identify the individual galanin receptor subtypes involved in the brain's modulation of food intake and energy expenditure, to provide a theoretical basis for further studies of different aspects of galanin action.
Peng-Hua Fang; Mei Yu; Yin-Ping Ma; Jian Li; Yu-Mei Sui; Ming-Yi Shi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience bulletin     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1995-8218     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosci Bull     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256850     Medline TA:  Neurosci Bull     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, Laboratory of Physiology, Laboratory of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225001, China; E-mail:
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