Endocannabinoids selectively enhance sweet taste.

Abstract

Endocannabinoids such as anandamide [N-arachidonoylethanolamine (AEA)] and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) are known orexigenic mediators that act via CB(1) receptors in hypothalamus and limbic forebrain to induce appetite and stimulate food intake. Circulating endocannabinoid levels inversely correlate with plasma levels of leptin, an anorexigenic mediator… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0912048107

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@article{Yoshida2010EndocannabinoidsSE, title={Endocannabinoids selectively enhance sweet taste.}, author={Ryusuke Yoshida and Tadahiro Ohkuri and Masafumi Jyotaki and Toshiaki Yasuo and Nao Horio and Keiko Yasumatsu and Keisuke Sanematsu and Noriatsu Shigemura and Tsuneyuki Yamamoto and Robert F Margolskee and Yuzo Ninomiya}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2010}, volume={107 2}, pages={935-9} }