Hypothalamic proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons have a cholinergic phenotype.

  title={Hypothalamic proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons have a cholinergic phenotype.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Meister and Burçak G{\"o}m{\"u}ç and Elisabet Su{\'a}rez and Yuko Ishii and Katrin D{\"u}rr and Linda Gillberg},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  volume={24 10},
Neuronal networks originating in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus play fundamental roles in the control of energy balance. Neuropeptide Y (NPY)-producing neurons in the arcuate nucleus stimulate food intake, whereas arcuate nucleus neurons that release the proopiomelanocortin (POMC)-derived peptide alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) potently reduce food intake. Relatively little attention has been focused on classical neurotransmitters in regulation of food intake. Here, we have… CONTINUE READING


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