Category Archives: neuroendocrine

Researchers identify previously unknown neural mechanism responsible for fat breakdown.


White adipose tissue, or fat tissue, serves as a storage depot for energy-rich triglycerides. In times of need this lipid storage can be released as part of an adaptive response to the energy shortage.  Adipose tissue mass is homeostatically controlled by an endocrine loop in which leptin acts on neural circuits in the hypothalamus and elsewhere in brain to regulate

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