Sweet taste receptor in the hypothalamus: a potential new player in glucose sensing in the hypothalamus

  title={Sweet taste receptor in the hypothalamus: a potential new player in glucose sensing in the hypothalamus},
  author={Daisuke Kohno},
  journal={The Journal of Physiological Sciences},
  • D. Kohno
  • Published 4 April 2017
  • Biology
  • The Journal of Physiological Sciences
The hypothalamic feeding center plays an important role in energy homeostasis. The feeding center senses the systemic energy status by detecting hormone and nutrient levels for homeostatic regulation, resulting in the control of food intake, heat production, and glucose production and uptake. The concentration of glucose is sensed by two types of glucose-sensing neurons in the feeding center: glucose-excited neurons and glucose-inhibited neurons. Previous studies have mainly focused on glucose… 
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