Evidence that NPY-containing neurons in the brainstem project into selected hypothalamic nuclei: implication in feeding behavior.

@article{Sahu1988EvidenceTN,
  title={Evidence that NPY-containing neurons in the brainstem project into selected hypothalamic nuclei: implication in feeding behavior.},
  author={Abhiram Sahu and Satya P. Kalra and William R. Crowley and Pushpa S. Kalra},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1988},
  volume={457 2},
  pages={376-8}
}
Recent studies show that bilateral neural transections (NT) at the level of dorsal tegmentum in the mesencephalon significantly increase food intake and decrease latency to onset of feeding behavior in response to neuropeptide Y (NPY). The increased responsiveness to NPY may be due to denervation-induced hypersensitivity to NPY in hypothalamic sites that mediate feeding behavior in rats. To test this hypothesis we have studied the effect of NT on NPY concentrations in 7 neural sites of male… CONTINUE READING

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