Central administration of transforming growth factor-alpha and neuregulin-1 suppress active behaviors and cause weight loss in hamsters.

@article{SnodgrassBelt2005CentralAO,
  title={Central administration of transforming growth factor-alpha and neuregulin-1 suppress active behaviors and cause weight loss in hamsters.},
  author={Pamela Snodgrass-Belt and Jenifer L Gilbert and Fred C. Davis},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2005},
  volume={1038 2},
  pages={171-82}
}
Transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha) is a candidate output signal of the hypothalamic circadian pacemaker. TGF-alpha is expressed in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of rats, hamsters, and rhesus macaques [A. Kramer, F.C. Yang, P. Snodgrass, X. Li, T.E. Scammell, F.C. Davis and C.J. Weitz, Regulation of daily locomotor activity and sleep by hypothalamic EGF receptor signaling, Science, 294 (2001) 2511-5., X. Li, N. Sankrithi and F.C. Davis, Transforming growth factor-alpha is expressed… CONTINUE READING