An emerging technology framework for the neurobiology of appetite

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Sternson S. M., Atasoy D., Betley J. N., Henry F. E., Xu S.

Cell Metabolism, vol.23, no.2, pp.234-253, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cmet.2015.12.002
  • Journal Name: Cell Metabolism
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.234-253
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Advances in neuro-technology for mapping, manipulating, and monitoring molecularly defined cell types are rapidly advancing insight into neural circuits that regulate appetite. Here, we review these important tools and their applications in circuits that control food seeking and consumption. Technical capabilities provided by these tools establish a rigorous experimental framework for research into the neurobiology of hunger.