Regulation of orexigenic AgRP neurons: A third way?

Bingham NC, Cone RD
Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2015 26 (7): 339-40

PMID: 26033032 · DOI:10.1016/j.tem.2015.05.008

Arcuate AgRP neurons are critical for food intake. Two pathways leading to AgRP neuron activation and food intake include regulation by peripheral hormones leptin and ghrelin, and neuronal regulation via glutamatergic inputs. In a recent article in Cell Reports, Yang et al. demonstrate 'a third way,' regulation by resident astrocytes.

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Agouti-Related Protein Animals Astrocytes Neurons Receptor, Adenosine A1

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