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Neuron. 2018 Feb 21;97(4):739-741. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.01.050.

A Spotlight on Appetite.

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1
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.
2
Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Kavli Center for Fundamental Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA. Electronic address: zachary.knight@ucsf.edu.

Abstract

Remarkably few hormones have been identified that stimulate appetite. The recent discovery of asprosin, a hormone that activates AgRP neurons to increase food intake and body weight, begins to fill this gap (Duerrschmid et al., 2017; Romere et al., 2016).

PMID:
29470967
PMCID:
PMC5965268
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuron.2018.01.050
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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