Functional analysis reveals differential effects of glutamate and MCH neuropeptide in MCH neurons
Nectow, Alexander R.
Friedman, Jeffrey M.
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Objectives: Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) neurons in the lateral hypothalamus (LH) regulate food intake and body weight, glucose metabolism and convey the reward value of sucrose. In this report, we set out to establish the respective roles of MCH and conventional neurotransmitters in these neurons.
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