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Title ISnsory and metabolic control of energy balance / Wolfgang Meyerhof, Ulrike Beisiegel, Hans-Georg Joost, editors.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 205 pages) : illustrations
Series Results and problems in cell differentiation ; 52
Results and problems in cell differentiation ; 52.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Energy metabolism.
Metabolism -- Regulation.
Energy Metabolism.
Metabolism -- physiology.
cellular biology
life sciences
Biology (General)
Biologie (algemeen)
Contents The Genetic Basis of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Lessons from the New Zealand Obese Mouse, a Polygenic Model of the Metabolic Syndrome -- Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism and Inflammation -- Lipid Storage in Large and Small Rat Adipocytes by Vesicle-Associated Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-Anchored Proteins -- Autophagy and Regulation of Lipid Metabolism -- Gene Co-Expression Modules and Type 2 Diabetes -- Role of Zinc Finger Transcription Factor Zfp69 in Body Fat Storage and Diabetes Susceptibility of Mice -- Metabolic Sensing in Brain Dopamine Systems -- Oral and Extraoral Bitter Taste Receptors -- Reciprocal Modulation of Sweet Taste by Leptin and Endocannabinoids -- Roles of Hormones in Taste Signaling -- Endocannabinoid Modulation in the Olfactory Epithelium -- The Olfactory Bulb: A Metabolic Sensor of Brain Insulin and Glucose Concentrations via a Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel -- Energy Homeostasis Regulation in Drosophila: A Lipocentric Perspective -- Towards Understanding Regulation of Energy Homeostasis by Ceramide Synthases -- Role of the Gut Peptide Glucose-Induced Insulinomimetic Peptide in Energy Balance -- Adipocyte-Brain: Crosstalk.
Summary The prevalence of obesity has dramatically increased in western and westernized societies, making the disease the second leading cause of unnecessary deaths in the US. Obesity results from imbalanced metabolic regulation leading to excessive lipid storage. As important novel entities in metabolic regulation, taste receptors and their cells are critical elements that adapt the gustatory system to metabolic signals and vice versa. The role of taste receptor genes in gastrointestinal tissues, as well as their dynamic regulation in gustatory and non-gustatory tissues in response to metabolic cues, has become the focus of an entirely new and rapidly developing research field with impacts on fuel sensing, metabolic control, and ingestive behavior. This book reflects the recent scientific progress in the field of fuel sensing in the mouth, GI tract, and brain and examines the olfactory bulb as a potential metabolic sensor and the brain-gut endocrine axis. It also touches on relevant novel molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating lipid storage and metabolism and covers the identification and functional characterization of obesity genes. Lastly, it illustrates the use of insect models to study relevant problems of energy homeostasis.
Other Author Meyerhof, Wolfgang, 1953-
Beisiegel, U. (Ulrike)
Joost, Hans-Georg.