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Physiology (Bethesda). 2007 Aug;22:241-51.

Brain glucose sensing, counterregulation, and energy homeostasis.

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Department of Physiology and Center for Integrative Genomics, Genopode Building, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Abstract

Neuronal circuits in the central nervous system play a critical role in orchestrating the control of glucose and energy homeostasis. Glucose, beside being a nutrient, is also a signal detected by several glucose-sensing units that are located at different anatomical sites and converge to the hypothalamus to cooperate with leptin and insulin in controlling the melanocortin pathway.

PMID:
17699877
DOI:
10.1152/physiol.00010.2007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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