Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 22nd, 2007
Study 1: A new study, "Deletion of the serotonin 2c receptor from transgenic mice overexpressing leptin does not affect their lipodystrophy but exacerbates their diet-induced obesity," is now available. According to a study from the United States, "The binding of leptin to hypothalamic neurons elicits inhibition of orexigenic NPY/AgRP neurons and stimulation of anorexigenic POMC/CART neurons. Projections of serotonergic neurons onto POMC neurons suggest that leptin and serotonin converge onto POMC neurons to regulate body weight."
"We probed the interaction of these...
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