Sexually dimorphic expression of prepro-orexin mRNA in the rat hypothalamus.

The neuropeptides orexin A and B are expressed in the lateral hypothalamic area and are involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis and arousal. Recent results showed gender differences in the expression of orexin receptor subtypes in rats. In the present study, we analyzed the mRNA expression of prepro-orexin (PPO) in the hypothalamus of male and… CONTINUE READING