Matthew J Biehl

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The geniculate ganglion, which provides innervation to taste buds in the anterior tongue and palate, is unique among sensory ganglia in that its neurons depend on both neurotrophin-4 (NT4) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) for survival. Whereas BDNF is additionally implicated in taste axon guidance at targeting stages, much less is known about(More)
The mammalian arcuate nucleus (ARC) houses neurons critical for energy homeostasis and sexual maturation. Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and Neuropeptide Y (NPY) neurons function to balance energy intake and Kisspeptin neurons are critical for the onset of puberty and reproductive function. While the physiological roles of these neurons have been well(More)
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