Section on Motivational Processes Underlying Appetite

of the Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Obesity Branch

Our lab aims to better understand the neural underpinnings of hunger by interrogating and recording activity of specific subsets of cells under distinct contexts of feeding behavior.

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Toggling between food-seeking and self-preservation behaviors via hypothalamic response networks.
de Araujo Salgado I, Li C, Burnett CJ, Rodriguez Gonzalez S, Becker JJ, Horvath A, Earnest T, Kravitz AV, Krashes MJ.
Neuron (2023 Sep 20) 111:2899-2917.e6. Abstract/Full Text
AgRP neurons coordinate the mitigation of activity-based anorexia.
Sutton Hickey AK, Duane SC, Mickelsen LE, Karolczak EO, Shamma AM, Skillings A, Li C, Krashes MJ.
Mol Psychiatry (2023 Apr) 28:1622-1635. Abstract/Full Text
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Last Reviewed July 2023