Laura A Szymanski

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In the 'postgenome era', most research on the neuroendocrine control of energy homeostasis has focused on hormonal and neuropeptide control of food intake (i.e. the amount of food eaten) in rats and mice. The amount of food consumed is influenced by both the motivation to procure food and the consummatory act of ingestion. In some species, the rate of food(More)
The reproductive system, including pulsatile luteinising hormone (LH) secretion, is inhibited by deficits in energy availability and restored by energy surfeits. Plasma LH, insulin, leptin, ghrelin, glucose, ketone body, and nonesterified fatty acid concentrations were measured in ovariectomised, food-restricted ewes before and after return to ad libitum(More)
Reproductive processes are inhibited by deficits in the availability of metabolic fuels, and this inhibition increases the chances of survival during energetic challenges and optimizes reproductive success by delaying energetically costly processes until fuels become available. The mechanisms that link energy availability to reproduction are unknown, and(More)
Pulsatile luteinising hormone (LH) secretion is suppressed by food restriction and rapidly restored by return to ad lib. feeding concomitant with an increase in the oxidation of free fatty acids, although there is no increase in plasma leptin concentrations or body fat content in ovariectomised ewes. The ingestion of food may stimulate LH secretion by(More)
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