Central Amino Acid Sensing in the Control of Feeding Behavior

@inproceedings{Heeley2016CentralAA,
  title={Central Amino Acid Sensing in the Control of Feeding Behavior},
  author={Nicholas Heeley and Cl{\'e}mence Blouet},
  booktitle={Front. Endocrinol.},
  year={2016}
}
Dietary protein quantity and quality greatly impact metabolic health via evolutionary-conserved mechanisms that ensure avoidance of amino acid imbalanced food sources, promote hyperphagia when dietary protein density is low, and conversely produce satiety when dietary protein density is high. Growing evidence supports the emerging concept of protein homeostasis in mammals, where protein intake is maintained within a tight range independently of energy intake to reach a target protein intake… CONTINUE READING