AGRP


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AGRP

Abbreviation for agouti-related protein.

AgRP

Abbreviation for agouti-related peptide.
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AgRP is another critical regulator of energy balance that acts as melanocortin receptor antagonist in hypothalamic regions controlling food intake and energy expenditure (Stutz et al.
However, it also suppresses the development of the AgRP neuron," said Lee.
Finally, AgRP neurons project to the PBN directly, a brainstem area important for feeding behavior, and activation of the PBN neurons by AgRP neurons inhibits food intake, an effect mediated by their release of GABA (42, 43).
The researchers demonstrated that AGRP neurons are key contributors to the caloric thermostat that regulates our weight, regulating how many calories we burn.
Short photoperiod increased the AgRP expression significantly in Phodopus sungorus, leading to the increase of food intake (Mercer and Tups, 2003).
With regard to appetite, there are at least two major categories including orexigenic signals such as NPY, AgRP, orexin and opioid peptides that stimulate appetite while anorexigenic signals such as insulin, leptin and [alpha]-MSH exert inhibitory effects on appetite and suppress it.
Huang, "Effects of dietary fat types on body fatness, leptin, and ARC leptin receptor, NPY, and AgRP mRNA expression," American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Numerous studies suggest that the regulatory mechanism is concentrated in neurons that express a neuropeptide, or brain modulator, called AgRP. But the specific factors that influence AgRP expression are not known.
Ghrelin exerts its feeding activity by stimulating NPY/AgRP neurons in the hypothalamus to promote the production and secretion of NPY and AgRP peptides (Kojima and Kangawa, 2005).
There are several ways in which this schema has been extended, for instance through splitting IP into tense phrase (TP) and AGReement phrase (AGRP) and by distinguishing AGR-subject and AGR-object projections (cf.
The downstream effect of leptin receptor activation is regulation of neuropeptides such as those from the proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and agouti-related peptide (AGRP) neurons.
While a governor like V or P assigns case to the governed constituent, it is the "governed" subject that determines what the "governing" AGRP will look like.