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Friedman Reading List: “Control of Body Weight, Appetite, Metabolism”

Reading for all students for the April 5, 2010 lecture:

From lesions to leptin: Hypothalamic control of food intake and body weight. Neuron 22:221-232 (1999). PDF

The neuroanatomical axis for control of energy balance. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 23:2-40 (2002). PDF

Obesity Wars: Molecular progress confronts an expanding epidemic. Cell 116:337-350 (2004). PDF

Reading for student presentations on April 12, 2010:

Ann Monahan & Nawreen Rahman


Phasic firing in dopaminergic neurons is sufficient for behavioral conditioning. Tsai et al. Science 324:1080-1084 (2009). PDF

Tsai et al. Supplemental Materials. PDF


NPY/AgRP Neurons Are Essential for Feeding in Adult Mice but Can Be Ablated in Neonates. Luquet al. Science 310:683-685 (2005). PDF

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