Colin Donald Chapman

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Previous evidence indicates that peripherally administered ghrelin significantly increases corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) mRNA and serum corticosterone. In addition, intraventricular administration of ghrelin has been reported to elicit anxiety-like behaviors suggesting that the peptide plays a role in mediating neuroendocrine and behavioral(More)
Ghrelin microinjections into discrete regions of the hypothalamus, including the paraventricular nucleus (PVN), stimulate eating and promote carbohydrate oxidation, effects similar to PVN microinjection of neuropeptide Y (NPY). We have also reported that NPY's orexigenic and metabolic effects are antagonized by pretreatment with 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)(More)
In the central nervous system, the endocannabinoid anandamide [N-arachidonoylethanolamine (AEA)] is believed to increase food intake through on-demand activation of hypothalamic circuits. The present study examined the effects of hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) injections of AEA (25-400 pmol) on food intake and energy substrate oxidation(More)
Insulin detemir (DET) is a basal insulin analog that, in contrast to other long-acting forms of insulin, has significant weight-gain sparing effects in diabetic patients. We hypothesized that this effect of DET may be due to its enhanced catabolic action in the CNS. We investigated the long-term effects of single third ventricular (3V) microinjections of(More)
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