A possible link between BDNF and mTOR in control of food intake

@inproceedings{Takei2014APL,
  title={A possible link between BDNF and mTOR in control of food intake},
  author={Nobuyuki Takei and Kazuo Furukawa and Osamu Hanyu and Hirohito Sone and Hiroyuki Nawa},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2014}
}
Food intake is intricately regulated by glucose, amino acids, hormones, neuropeptides, and trophic factors through a neural circuit in the hypothalamus. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), the most prominent neurotrophic factor in the brain, regulates differentiation, maturation, and synaptic plasticity throughout life. Among its many roles, BDNF exerts an anorexigenic function in the brain. However, the intracellular signaling induced by BDNF to control food intake is not fully… CONTINUE READING