Regulation of feeding and anxiety by α-MSH reactive autoantibodies

@article{Sinno2009RegulationOF,
  title={Regulation of feeding and anxiety by $\alpha$-MSH reactive autoantibodies},
  author={Maria Hamze Sinno and Jean Claude do Rego and Mo{\"i}se Co{\"e}ffier and Christine Bole-Feysot and Ph. Ducrotte and Dani{\`e}le Gilbert and François Tron and Jean Costentin and Tomas G. M. H{\"o}kfelt and Pierre D{\'e}chelotte and Sergue{\"i} O. Fetissov},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={140-149}
}
alpha-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) is a stress-related neuropeptide involved in the regulation of motivated behavior, appetite and emotion including stimulation of satiety and anxiety. Although autoantibodies (autoAbs) reactive with alpha-MSH have been identified in human subjects and in rats, it remained unknown if these autoAbs are involved in the regulation of feeding and anxiety and if their production is related to stress. Here we show that repeated exposure of rats to… 
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