Leptin inhibits swallowing in rats.

  title={Leptin inhibits swallowing in rats.},
  author={Bernadette F{\'e}lix and André Jean and Claude Roman},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  volume={291 3},
  • B. FélixA. JeanC. Roman
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Biology, Psychology
  • American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology
Swallowing is under the control of premotoneurons located in the medullary solitary tract nucleus. Although rats with transected midbrain do not seek out food, they are able to ingest food present near the mouth, and acute food deprivation induces an increase in food intake. Leptin is a satiety signal that regulates feeding behavior. Because leptin receptors are found within the caudal brainstem, and because food intake is regulated in midbrain transected rats, this study tested the hypothesis… 

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