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Neural Control and Modulation of Thirst, Sodium Appetite, and Hunger

Augustine, Vineet and Lee, Sangjun and Oka, Yuki (2020) Neural Control and Modulation of Thirst, Sodium Appetite, and Hunger. Cell, 180 (1). pp. 25-32. ISSN 0092-8674. PMCID PMC7406138. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2019.11.040.

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The function of central appetite neurons is instructing animals to ingest specific nutrient factors that the body needs. Emerging evidence suggests that individual appetite circuits for major nutrients—water, sodium, and food—operate on unique driving and quenching mechanisms. This review focuses on two aspects of appetite regulation. First, we describe the temporal relationship between appetite neuron activity and consumption behaviors. Second, we summarize ingestion-related satiation signals that differentially quench individual appetite circuits. We further discuss how distinct appetite and satiation systems for each factor may contribute to nutrient homeostasis from the functional and evolutional perspectives.

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Augustine, Vineet0000-0003-4431-1663
Lee, Sangjun0000-0002-0846-8252
Oka, Yuki0000-0003-2686-0677
Additional Information:© 2019 Elsevier Inc. Available online 9 January 2020. We thank the Oka lab members and D.J. Anderson for helpful discussion. This work was supported by startup funds from the California Institute of Technology. Y.O. is also supported by the Searle Scholars Program, the Mallinckrodt Foundation, the McKnight Foundation and the Klingenstein-Simons Foundation, and the NIH (U01 NS099717, R56MH113030, R01NS109997).
Group:Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience
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Klingenstein-Simons FoundationUNSPECIFIED
NIHU01 NS099717
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PubMed Central ID:PMC7406138
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Official Citation:Vineet Augustine, Sangjun Lee, Yuki Oka, Neural Control and Modulation of Thirst, Sodium Appetite, and Hunger, Cell, Volume 180, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 25-32, ISSN 0092-8674, (
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Jan 2020 00:33
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