Mechanisms Associated With Physical Activity Behavior: Insights From Rodent Experiments.

Roberts MD, Ruegsegger GN, Brown JD, Booth FW
Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2017 45 (4): 217-222

PMID: 28704221 · DOI:10.1249/JES.0000000000000124

Dopaminergic signaling differences in the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) seemingly predispose rats to adopt different physical activity behaviors. Physical activity behavior also may be regulated through peripheral mechanisms (i.e., muscle and fat derived as well as hormonal signals). We hypothesize that physical activity behavior is regulated by the convergence of central and peripheral mechanisms onto the NAcc.

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Animals Behavior, Animal Dopaminergic Neurons Motor Activity Nucleus Accumbens Rats Signal Transduction

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