Activation of c-fos expression in the rat inferior olivary nucleus by ghrelin.

@article{Zhang2003ActivationOC,
  title={Activation of c-fos expression in the rat inferior olivary nucleus by ghrelin.},
  author={Weizhen Zhang and Theodore R Lin and Yuexian Hu and Yongyi Fan and Lili Zhao and Michael W. Mulholland},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2003},
  volume={353 3},
  pages={157-60}
}
Ghrelin, a novel 28-amino-acid hormone secreted by gastric oxyntic glands, stimulates food intake and induces adiposity. We examined whether ghrelin activates the inferior olivary nucleus. Systemic administration of ghrelin (37 nmol/kg) induced the expression of c-fos immunoreactivity in inferior olive neurons (n=6 rats). The number of neurons containing c… CONTINUE READING