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Elife. 2014;3:e01928. doi: 10.7554/eLife.01928. Epub 2014 Jan 7.

The emerging neurobiology of calorie addiction.

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Cristina García-Cáceres is at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany garcia-caceres@helmholtz-muenchen.de.

Abstract

The response of the brain to sugar is determined by specific cell populations in the brain, including neurons that secrete melanin-concentrating hormone, and culminates in the release of dopamine.

KEYWORDS:

feeding behavior; metabolism; neuronal circuits; nutrient; obesity; optogenetics

PMID:
24399459
PMCID:
PMC3882917
DOI:
10.7554/eLife.01928
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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