Food fight: the NPY-serotonin link between aggression and feeding behavior.

Emeson RB, Morabito MV
Sci STKE. 2005 2005 (277): pe12

PMID: 15798100 · DOI:10.1126/stke.2772005pe12

Aggressive behavior in mammals is linked to feeding. Interactions between neuropeptide tyrosine (NPY) and serotonergic neurons provide this link. Studies of aggressive behavior in mice in which the Y(1) subtype of NPY receptor was knocked out further define the synaptic circuits responsible for the interrelation of these instinctive behaviors.

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Aggression Animals Brain Mapping Eating Feeding Behavior Humans Mice Mice, Knockout Neuropeptide Y Receptors, Neuropeptide Y Serotonin Territoriality

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