The role of alpha-7 nicotinic receptors in food intake behaviors

@inproceedings{McFadden2014TheRO,
  title={The role of alpha-7 nicotinic receptors in food intake behaviors},
  author={Kristina L. McFadden and Marc-Andre Cornier and Jason R. Tregellas},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2014}
}
Nicotine alters appetite and energy expenditure, leading to changes in body weight. While the exact mechanisms underlying these effects are not fully established, both central and peripheral involvement of the alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) has been suggested. Centrally, the α7nAChR modulates activity of hypothalamic neurons involved in food intake regulation, including proopiomelanocortin and neuropeptide Y. α7nAChRs also modulate glutamatergic and dopaminergic systems… CONTINUE READING
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