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The comparative endocrinology of feeding in fish: Insights and challenges.
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PMID:  22226758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Studying the endocrine regulation of food intake in fish can be challenging due to the diversity in appetite-regulating hormones and the diversity within the fish group itself. Studies show that although the structure of the hormones is relatively conserved among vertebrates, their functions might vary between fish and mammals as well as among fish species. In addition, feeding behavior and the action of appetite regulators can be largely modulated by the feeding and reproductive status of the fish as well as the environment in which they evolve. This review gives a brief perspective of the endocrine regulation of feeding in fish, some of the methods used, and challenges encountered when using a comparative approach.
Authors:
Leah J Hoskins; Hélène Volkoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  General and comparative endocrinology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-6840     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370735     Medline TA:  Gen Comp Endocrinol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada A1B 3X9; Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada A1B 3X9.
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