Maria Avellino

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Microinjection of neuropeptide Y (NPY) into the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus stimulates eating and increases respiratory quotient. In contrast, administration of opioid receptor antagonists reduces food intake and suppresses NPY-induced feeding. The present study examined whether naloxone methiodide, an opioid antagonist, would suppress(More)
3 For my parents and Christina. 4 5 Acknowledgements: I am deeply indepted to Dr. Dana H. Bovbjerg (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine), who invited me to New York and made this project possible. It has been a privilige to interact intellectually and scientifically with him during the 2 years I had the pleasure to work in New York City. I owe a great dept of(More)
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