Research report 2022 - Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research

Heterogeneity of satiety-promoting neurons in the brain  

Authors
Biglari, Nasim.; Brüning, Jens C.
Departments
Abteilung „Neuronal Control of Metabolism“
Summary
The hypothalamus is an area in the brain that regulates metabolism. It consists of neuronal groups, one of which is the Pro-opiomelanocortin- expressing group. POMC neurons drive satiety and use of stored energy in the body. Studying this neuronal group has led us to find different subgroups within a population that was thought to be uniform. We are studying in detail how they influence metabolism.

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