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Neuron. 2012 Aug 9;75(3):360-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.07.018.

Losing the lust for life: a new role for an old feeding Peptide?

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA.


A recent paper in Nature (Lim et al., 2012) describes the effects of melanocortin receptors in the nucleus accumbens. The studies connect a hypothalamic peptide system with brain reward centers and show effects on specific neuronal populations and behavioral components of mood.

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