Teresa N Scimonelli

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Ghrelin is a peptide hormone produced and secreted from the stomach. Hypothalamic injection of the peptide increases food intake but it is not known if the peptide affects other brain regions. We(More)
Melanocortin 4 receptors (MC4R) are mainly expressed in the brain. We previously showed that the anti-inflammatory action of α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) in rat hypothalamus and in(More)
The immune system is an important modulator of learning, memory and neural plasticity. Interleukin 1β (IL-1β), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, significantly affects several cognitive processes. Previous(More)