home   genetic news   bioinformatics   biotechnology   literature   journals   ethics   positions   events   sitemap
  HUM-MOLGEN -> Genetic News | search  

Neuronal Mechanisms Behind Resistance To Leptin

  May, 28 2001 23:46
your information resource in human molecular genetics

Neurons in the hypothalamus receive and process peripheral signals that transmit information concerning energy stores. Many human obesity conditions are characterized by a resistance to leptin — a hormone controlling food intake and storage — in this region of the brain. This week, Malcolm J. Low of the Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, and colleagues go some way to explaining the neuronal mechanisms behind this (Nature, Vol. 411 No. 6836, 24 May 2001).

Low’s team describes the electrophysiological properties of an important class of leptin-sensitive neurons, proopiomelanocortin neurons. They studied these neurons by making them visible through the targeted expression of green fluorescent protein in transgenic mice.


Malcolm Low
tel +1 503 494 4672
e-mail low@ohsu.edu

(C) Nature press release.

Message posted by: Trevor M. D'Souza

print this article mail this article
Latest News
Variants Associated with Pediatric Allergic Disorder

Mutations in PHF6 Found in T-Cell Leukemia

Genetic Risk Variant for Urinary Bladder Cancer

Antibody Has Therapeutic Effect on Mice with ALS

Regulating P53 Activity in Cancer Cells

Anti-RNA Therapy Counters Breast Cancer Spread

Mitochondrial DNA Diversity

The Power of RNA Sequencing

‘Pro-Ageing' Therapy for Cancer?

Niche Genetics Influence Leukaemia

Molecular Biology: Clinical Promise for RNA Interference

Chemoprevention Cocktail for Colon Cancer

more news ...

Generated by News Editor 2.0 by Kai Garlipp
WWW: Kai Garlipp, Frank S. Zollmann.
7.0 © 1995-2023 HUM-MOLGEN. All rights reserved. Liability, Copyright and Imprint.