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Hypothalamic Akt/PKB signaling in regulation of food intake.
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PMID:  22202102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent tremendous advances in our understanding of the regulation of food intake are expected to contribute to the treatment of obesity in the near future. The hypothalamus is a center for regulation of food intake and NPY/AgRP and POMC neurons are key regulators of food intake in the arcuate nucleus. The level of energy in the body is monitored by energy sensors in the hypothalamus. A variety of signals originating from peripheral organs to sense the status of energy converge on the hypothalamus and diverse neurons in the hypothalamus are involved in determining the output of signal to regulate food intake. Therefore, it is important to understand the signals and energy sensors in the hypothalamus. In this review, we describe the potential role of Akt/PKB signaling as an energy sensor that regulates food intake.
Authors:
Dong-Hoon Kim; Stephen C Woods; Randy J Seeley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in bioscience (Scholar edition)     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1945-0524     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Biosci (Schol Ed)     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101485241     Medline TA:  Front Biosci (Schol Ed)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  953-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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