Carole Rovère-Jovène

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Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is a cyclic neuropeptide, with a major role in stimulation of feeding behavior in mammals. MCH signals in the brain occur via two seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors, namely MCH1 (SLC-1, MCH(1), MCH-R1, or MCH-1R) and MCH2 (SLT, MCH(2), MCH-R2, or MCH-2R). In this study, we demonstrate that the(More)
The C-terminal domain of the prohormone convertase PC1 is involved in targeting of the enzyme to secretory granules in neuroendocrine cells and is subsequently processed in this compartment at an Arg617-Arg618 site. Three other dibasics are found in the C-terminal domain of mouse PC1. Here, we examined the role of the four dibasics in targeting PC1 to(More)
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is classically defined as a condition in which an abnormally low body weight is associated with an intense fear of gaining weight and distorted cognitions regarding weight, shape, and drive for thinness. This article reviews recent evidences from physiology, genetics, epigenetics, and brain imaging which allow to consider AN as an(More)
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is a cyclic peptide, mainly involved in the regulation of skin pigmentation in teleosts and feeding behavior in mammals. The human keratinocyte SVK14 cell line has been previously shown to express binding sites for the MCH analog [125I]-[Phe13,3-iodo-Tyr19]MCH. We report here that: (1) this binding site similarly(More)
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