Latest Agouti-related peptide Stories
Intuitively, we know that hunger “feels bad,” like our brains are telling us we need to eat. However, scientists have had trouble finding the neurons in the brain that actually cause these negative sensations.
Neurons that control hunger in the central nervous system also regulate immune cell functions, implicating eating behavior as a defense against infections and autoimmune disease development.
The absence of a specific type of neuron in the brain can lead to obesity and diabetes in mice report researchers in The EMBO Journal.
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center recently discovered how to help people in their goals for weight loss; a brain receptor that was found to have abilities to help regulate appetite.
In the face of the growing obesity epidemic, much research has focused on the neuronal control of feeding behavior.
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have created a new and exciting mouse model to study how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight.
Researchers led by Vanderbilt's Roger Cone, Ph.D., have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight.
The peptide alpha-MSH works in a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus to suppress appetite. A team of researchers, at Yale University School of Medicine
Mice lacking the fat hormone leptin or the ability to respond to it become morbidly obese and severely diabeticâ€”not to mention downright sluggish.
- A handkerchief.
- Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
- In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.