Metabolic sensing neurons and the control of energy homeostasis.

  title={Metabolic sensing neurons and the control of energy homeostasis.},
  author={Barry E. Levin},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={89 4},
The brain and periphery carry on a constant conversation; the periphery informs the brain about its metabolic needs and the brain provides for these needs through its control of somatomotor, autonomic and neurohumoral pathways involved in energy intake, expenditure and storage. Metabolic sensing neurons are the integrators of a variety of metabolic, humoral and neural inputs from the periphery. Such neurons, originally called "glucosensing", also respond to fatty acids, hormones and metabolites… CONTINUE READING
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