Mouse feeding behavior: ethology, regulatory mechanisms and utility for mutant phenotyping.

Abstract

Ingestive behaviors, feeding and drinking, constitute unconditioned, obligatory functions that are tightly regulated in the rodent according to demands of the external and internal milieu. Dependent measures of food intake have been used extensively in rats to infer the identity and function of neurochemical pathways, which mediate energy balance. A recent… (More)

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