The role of corticosterone in supporting migratory lipogenesis in the dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis: a model for central and peripheral regulation.

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The functional role of corticosterone (CORT) in regulating migratory hyperphagia and lipogenesis was investigated in an annual migrant, the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis). Intraperitoneal injections of either dexamethasone (9 microg DXM/500 microL of 5% EtOH in saline, n=10) to inhibit an increase in baseline CORT or saline (5% EtOH, n=9) were given every… (More)

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