Regulation of food intake by inflammatory cytokines in the brain.

@article{Buchanan2007RegulationOF,
  title={Regulation of food intake by inflammatory cytokines in the brain.},
  author={Jessica B Buchanan and Rodney W Johnson},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={183-90}
}
A number of inflammatory cytokines are synthesized and released after activation of the immune system. In addition to other biological effects, these cytokines can potently inhibit food intake. Cytokine-mediated inhibition of food intake is of particular importance because excessive production of peripheral inflammatory cytokines is often associated with the cachexia-anorexia syndrome seen in some chronic diseases. The weight loss in cachexia is associated with an increase in morbidity and… CONTINUE READING

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