Research report 2021 - Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research

Heterogeneity of satiety-promoting neurons in the brain  

Biglari, Nasim.; Brüning, Jens C.
Abteilung „Neuronal Control of Metabolism“
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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