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Neuron. 2003 Dec 18;40(6):1059-61.

Weighing the role of hypothalamic feeding neurotransmitters.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA. anthony.vandenpol@yale.edu

Abstract

Growing health problems related to obesity have focused considerable attention on a number of neurotransmitters, particularly hypothalamic neuropeptides, involved in regulating energy homeostasis and food intake. As the fast-acting transmitters GABA and glutamate underlie the majority of fast synaptic activity in the hypothalamus, understanding neuropeptide modulation of amino acid transmitter actions may be key to a full appreciation of how the brain controls caloric balances.

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