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Chronic stress and obesity: A new view of “comfort food”
The effects of adrenal corticosteroids on subsequent adrenocorticotropin secretion are complex. Acutely (within hours), glucocorticoids (GCs) directly inhibit further activity in theExpand
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Stress-induced obesity and the emotional nervous system
  • M. Dallman
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • 1 March 2010
Stress and emotional brain networks foster eating behaviors that can lead to obesity. The neural networks underlying the complex interactions among stressors, body, brain and food intake are nowExpand
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Eating disorder and epilepsy in mice lacking 5-HT2C serotonin receptors
SEROTONIN (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a monoaminergic neurotransmitter that is believed to modulate numerous sensory, motor and behavioural processes in the mammalian nervous system1-3. TheseExpand
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Corticosteroid inhibition of ACTH secretion.
Corticosteroid feedback inhibits the brain-hypothalamo-pituitary units of the adrenocortical system. Naturally occurring corticosteroids may have their primary actions in vivo at brain andExpand
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International Union of Pharmacology. XXXVI. Current Status of the Nomenclature for Receptors for Corticotropin-Releasing Factor and Their Ligands
Receptors for corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) are members of a family of G protein-coupled receptors (“Family B”) that respond to a variety of structurally dissimilar releasing factors,Expand
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Chronic stress promotes palatable feeding, which reduces signs of stress: feedforward and feedback effects of chronic stress.
We suggested a new model of the effects of glucocorticoids (GCs) exerted during chronic stress, in which GCs directly stimulate activities in the brain while indirectly inhibiting activity in theExpand
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Stress-related cortisol secretion in men: relationships with abdominal obesity and endocrine, metabolic and hemodynamic abnormalities.
Abdominal obesity has been suggested to be associated with perturbations of the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. In a population of 51-yr-old men (n = 284) salivaryExpand
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Chronic stress and comfort foods: self-medication and abdominal obesity
Central corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) networks are recruited by chronic stressors and elevated glucocorticoids (GCs) that initiate recruitment of central CRF activity in the amygdala.Expand
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Regulation of ACTH secretion: variations on a theme of B.
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the regulation of function in the adrenocortical system. There are three major characteristics that describe most changes in activity of the system: (1) theExpand
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Neuroanatomical basis for facilitation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal responses to a novel stressor after chronic stress
Animals exposed to chronic stress exhibit normal or enhanced hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal responses to novel, acute stimuli despite the inhibitory endogenous corticosteroid response to the chronicExpand
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