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Multiple sources of information for the hypothalamus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20616511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cross-talk between several parts of the gut and the brain involves the exchange of information that enables an individual to optimize metabolism and to adapt it to potentially huge variations in caloric intake during, e.g. fasting and eating. It also ensures that already parts of the gut downstream of the oropharynx are informed about what kind of food will arrive soon and what to do with it. These phenomena are largely mysteries to us, but some light is shed over these fields. This review will address some of the developments that illustrate how sophisticated these ancient mechanism of cross-talk are and what they could mean to us as highly developed 'modern' mammals.
A J van der Lelij
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-07-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers of hormone research     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0301-3073     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Horm Res     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-09     Completed Date:  2010-09-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320246     Medline TA:  Front Horm Res     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Hypothalamus / physiology*
Neuropeptides / physiology
Sleep / physiology
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