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Study on the Expression of c-Fos protein in the Brain of Rats after Ingestion of Food Rich in Lycopene.
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PMID:  23333602     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Lycopene, a reddish pigment contained in tomato, belongs to the carotenoid family along with beta-carotene and rutein. This study examined whether administration of lycopene to rats would induce excitation of neurons in the central nervous system. Continuous intake of lycopene-rich food was found to induce accumulation of lycopene in the plasma and liver, and stimulated central neurons in the paraventricular nucleus, ventromedial nucleus and supraoptic nucleus of the hypothalamus, which are known to be involved in the functions of athrocytosis and water drinking. These findings suggest that lycopene may have some influence on feeding and water-drinking behaviors.
Kiyoshige Takayama; Eri Nishiko; Gaku Matsumoto; Takahiro Inakuma
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7972     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosci. Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7600130     Medline TA:  Neurosci Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Laboratory Sciences, Gunma University School of Health Science, 3-39-15 Showa, Maebashi, Gunma 371-8514, Japan. Electronic address:
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