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Differential appetite regulation in lines of chickens selected for high and low juvenile body weight: the role of beta-MSH
(Virginia Tech, 2011-03-18)
Melanocortins play a key role in appetite regulation across species. One such melanocortin, beta-melanocyte stimulating hormone (beta-MSH) is receiving increasing attention for its anorexigenic effects. In chicks selected ...
Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism in Equine Skeletal Muscle and Adipose Tissue
(Virginia Tech, 2010-10-25)
Glucose and lipid metabolism are dysregulated in obese horses. Altered glucose metabolism is evidenced by the development of insulin resistance and increased fasting plasma insulin concentrations (hyperinsulinemia) while ...
Hypothalamic Regulation of Food Intake in Obese and Anorexic Avian Models
(Virginia Tech, 2016-06-14)
Chickens from lines that have been divergently selected for either low (LWS) or high (HWS) body weight at 56 days of age for more than 57 generations serve as unique models to study eating disorders. The LWS have different ...
Neurological - Molecular Interface in Food Intake and Metabolism in Birds and Mammals
(Virginia Tech, 2014-07-15)
Obesity is a physiological consequence of dysregulated energy homeostasis. Energy homeostasis depends on energy intake and energy expenditure. Factors controlling the development of different adipose tissue deposits in the ...