Learn More
The recent identification and analysis of mammalian homologues of the well characterized Drosophila circadian clock gene, Period (Per), has led to the idea that key features of vertebrate circadian rhythmicity are conserved at the molecular level. The Xenopus laevis retina contains a circadian clock mechanism that can be studied in vitro. To study the(More)
Rats reduce their food intake after ingestion of a small amount of an amino acid imbalanced (AA-IMB) diet that induces a pronounced amino acid deficiency. Two hours after ingesting a threonine-IMB diet, just when food intake is depressed significantly, the concentration of threonine is decreased in some but not all brain areas. Neural recognition of this(More)
Rats rapidly become anorectic when eating an amino acid-imbalanced diet that induces a deficiency of an indispensable amino acid. Recognition of amino acid deficiency is thought to be a function of the anterior piriform cortex. However, the neuronal circuitry underlying the secondary learned aversion to such diets may involve the amygdala. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1) interconverts active 11β-hydroxyl glucocorticoids and inactive 11keto forms. However, its directionality is determined by availability of NADP+/NADPH. In liver cells, 11β-HSD1 behaves as a primary reductase, while in Leydig cells it acts as a primary oxidase. However, the exact mechanism is not clear.(More)
  • 1