Serotonin and the orchestration of energy balance.

  title={Serotonin and the orchestration of energy balance.},
  author={Laurence H. Tecott},
  journal={Cell metabolism},
  volume={6 5},
The phylogenetically ancient signaling molecule serotonin is found in all species that possess nervous systems and orchestrates diverse behavioral and physiological processes in the service of energy balance. In some instances, the manner in which serotonin signaling influences these processes appears comparable among invertebrate and vertebrate species. Within mammalian species, central nervous system serotonergic signaling influences both behavioral and physiological determinants of energy… CONTINUE READING