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Hormonal Influences on Brain Plasticity: III. Peptide Hormones

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter examines the role of peptide hormones in the regulation of neural mutability and the involved cellular and molecular mechanisms. It first considers the effects of vasopressin and ... More


Hunger

Edmund T. Rolls

in Emotion Explained

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198570035
eISBN:
9780191693793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570035.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter covers peripheral signals for hunger and satiety. Internal regulators of appetite and body weight are described, such as hormones including leptin. Brain mechanisms are explained and the ... More


Central Autonomic Control of Energy Homeostasis

Barry E. Levin and Alison M. Strack

in Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195306637
eISBN:
9780199894130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306637.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Energy homeostasis, the balance of energy intake, assimilation, expenditure, and storage, is regulated by a distributed network of specialized metabolic sensing neurons that receive viscerosensory ... More


The Genetics of Consumption, Part I: Eating Disorders: Eating Disorders

William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein

in Are We Hardwired?: The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178005
eISBN:
9780199893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178005.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Obesity is an increasing medical problem in Western societies. There is little question that body weight, like many other physical features, is under genetic control. Each person has a genetically ... More


How hormones mediate trade-offs in human health and disease

Richard G. Bribiescas and Peter T. Ellison

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Trade-offs between reproduction and maintenance can compromise health. Male hormones such as testosterone regulate energy allocation between reproductive effort and survival; this is made evident ... More


Cannabinoids, Body Weight, Feeding, and Appetite

Linda A. Parker

in Cannabinoids and the Brain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The endcoannabinoid system is an important regulator of appetite, food preference and body weight. It not only regulates metabolic feeding related hormones (leptin, ghrelin) in the brain and gut, but ... More


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