Lisa Peter

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Recently, two proteins have been localized in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) and implicated in the regulation of food intake: the serine-threonine-kinase mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) as part of the TOR signaling complex 1 (TORC1), and nesfatin-1 derived from the precursor protein nucleobindin2. However, the exact cell types are not well described.(More)
Cholecystokinin (CCK) plays a role in the short-term inhibition of food intake. Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) peptide has been observed in neurons of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN). It has been reported that intracerebroventricular injection of CART peptide inhibits food intake in rodents. The aim of the study was to determine(More)
To address the question of how cell-generated forces regulate the organization and function of endothelial cells, I investigated the mechanical forces in a simple model of cell-cell contact: paired cells contacting each other via a single cell-cell junction. To study the responsiveness of AJs to force, I adapted a system of microfabricated force sensors to(More)
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