Navigation Links
Study Highlights Appetite Regulation Pathway, New Hope for Weight Loss

Researchers have now identified a signaling pathway in the brain, which has been found a crucial role in regulating food intake. Furthermore, this pathway linked to the development of diabetes //and cancer could pave way for novel weight loss methods in obese individuals.

Scientists from UC's Genome Research Institute demonstrated that the signaling pathway mTOR--activated by nutrient and hormonal signals--plays a role in the brain's ability to sense how much energy the body has available.

This finding, the researchers say, suggests that very specific micronutrients may drive these pathways in the brain and could lead to a more scientific approach to diet design to help regulate body weight.

The study, led by Randy Seeley, PhD, professor in UC's psychiatry department, appears in the May 12, 2006 issue of the journal Science.

Ingesting calories (energy in the form of nutrients) has two purposes, says Dr. Seeley.

‘We take in calories to maintain levels of stored fuel (energy) and adequate available fuel,’ he says. ‘The signals that tell our brain about both the stored and the available energy in our body can activate the mTOR pathway in key parts of the brain that control appetite.’

Knowing that mTOR basically serves as a ‘check-point’ for sensing energy changes, the researchers predicted that it could be manipulated to alter food intake.

The mTOR pathway is very sensitive to ‘branched-chain’ amino acids, particularly leucine, Dr. Seeley explains. In laboratory studies, he and his team found that when they administered leucine directly to the hypothalamus, a brain region that controls a number of metabolic processes, animals ate less.

Other, similar amino acids did not give the same results.

This animal study, says Dr. Seeley, could eventually have implications for human obesity.

‘Rather than basing our diets only on macronutrients like fat or carboh
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
2. Study on obesity and heart failure
3. National Lung Study in the process
4. Study casts doubt on keyboard ills
5. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
6. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
7. Study supports vegetable diet
8. Study to look at early surgery to treat epilepsy
9. Its Never Too Late to Stop Smoking,Study Finds
10. New Technique to Study Infants Brain.
11. Groundbreaking Study Gives Hope For Patients With Kidney Cancer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/20/2014)... T.E.N., a technology and information ... that William H. Murray, renowned author and industry ... Leadership Award winner. Presented annually, the ISE® Luminary ... leader and industry practitioner for his or her ... information security industry. , Formerly with IBM, Murray ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... My Clients Plus ( http://www.MyClientsPlus.com ) today ... new module enables easy administration and routing of follow-up ... , This application allows users such as Therapists to ... to-do item to a specific client, categorize tasks the ... reminders for follow-ups. It's designed to enable easy ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Rockynol Retirement Community ... on Oct. 14. The $11 million project will include ... a cooked-to-order kitchen with full-service restaurant style dining. , ... for first class Assisted Living apartments,” said Kara Hanzie, ... the highest quality of care and this investment is ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... California (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Final Cut ... the release of the Citrus theme for FCPX filmmakers ... would use to describe the Citrus theme” Says Christina Austin, ... easy to look so professional.” , Citrus comes with all ... with the template are: four transitions for added style, a ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... invited to present the key elements of his innovative ... visiting professor to plastic surgery residents and faculty at ... (UTMB) , where he, too, was once a medical ... of the largest private cosmetic plastic surgery practices in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 2Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 3Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 4Health News:My Clients Plus Announces New Workflow Management Software 2Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Plastic Surgeon Patronella Presents Artistically-Inspired Tummy Tuck Method to Future Generation of Plastic Surgeons in Texas 2
... has been forbidden in Sweden since 1999. The Sex Purchase ... a practice that is not acceptable in Sweden. Two years ... the aim of integrating sex sellers into society. Since then ... benefit and pensions in the same way as all other ...
... Blind Persons Return to Work Act of 2009 ... John Lewis (D-GA) has introduced legislation designed to ... (SSDI) to return to work. The Blind ... 886), will eliminate penalties that prevent blind persons ...
... less cell degeneration , , SUNDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay ... to slow or stop Alzheimer,s disease in recent studies ... entorhinal cortex, which supports memory, normally produces brain-derived neurotrophic ... Alzheimer,s is present. When researchers injected BDNF in lab ...
... Don,t let your body pay the price in uncertain ... News) -- The economic news is enough to weaken ... stressed, eating poorly and cutting out workouts while trying ... in patients complaining about heart palpitations, anxiety and stress ...
... Genesis,Pharmaceuticals Enterprises, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GNPH) ... with its principal operations in the,People,s Republic ... Arbitration,Association ("AAA") arbitration panel rejected requests by ... $13.8 million and Capital Research Group,Partners, Inc. ...
... Estrogen appears to improve kidneys, ability to shed sodium, ... Hormones and a cell receptor in the kidneys may ... with salt-sensitive hypertension, a new study says. , Salt-sensitive ... than necessary. This drives up blood pressure as the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Is sex work? 2Health News:National Federation of the Blind Praises Bill to Create Work Incentives and Opportunity 2Health News:Brain Protein May Have Potential Against Alzheimer's 2Health News:Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy 2Health News:Genesis Pharmaceuticals Successfully Defends Itself in a Multi-Million Dollar Arbitration, Two Other Arbitration Proceedings Against Genesis are Withdrawn 2Health News:Genesis Pharmaceuticals Successfully Defends Itself in a Multi-Million Dollar Arbitration, Two Other Arbitration Proceedings Against Genesis are Withdrawn 3Health News:Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... VIEW, California , 20 de octubre de ... líder en el campo de la pulmonología intervencional, ... su Estudio RENEW, casi 3 meses antes de ... fundamental de exención de dispositivo de investigación (IDE) ... Medicamentos) para el sistema de espiral de reducción ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 20, 2014   BioNano ... the Irys system: the ability to collect human data at ... on a single chip.  This new capability was established and ... for the Irys TM System and will ... next two months. BioNano will be showcasing this advancement at ...
(Date:10/20/2014)...   Mary,s Medicinals today announced that its ... Sponsor of Operation Grow4Vets , a national, nonpartisan ... and services to assist them in living with injuries ... , An ever-increasing number of medical studies ... treatment for pain, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 2PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 3BioNano Genomics Announces One Human : One Chip : One Day 2BioNano Genomics Announces One Human : One Chip : One Day 3Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 2Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 3
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report ... In Vitro Diagnostics Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0470752/World-In-Vitro-Diagnostics-Market.html ... through 2014 The Freedonia Group projects world ... annually to nearly $68 billion in 2014. Based on the ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report ... European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment ... In 2010, the European patient monitoring ... 2008 and 2009. This mature market is expected ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds World In Vitro Diagnostics Market 2Reportlinker Adds World In Vitro Diagnostics Market 3Reportlinker Adds World In Vitro Diagnostics Market 4Reportlinker Adds World In Vitro Diagnostics Market 5Reportlinker Adds World In Vitro Diagnostics Market 6Reportlinker Adds World In Vitro Diagnostics Market 7Reportlinker Adds World In Vitro Diagnostics Market 8Reportlinker Adds World In Vitro Diagnostics Market 9Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 2Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 3Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 4Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 5Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 6Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 7Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 8Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 9Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 10Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 11Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 12Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 13Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 14Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 15Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 16Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 17Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 18Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 19Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 20Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Patient Monitoring Devices and Equipment 2011(15 Countries) 21
... Cadwell's custom bars have a ... solid, machined contacts (spaced 3 centimeters ... tear of repeated cleaning. Polarity indicators ... convenient, snap-on handle fits our bar ...
... custom bars have a large body ... contacts (spaced 3 centimeters center-to-center) to ... repeated cleaning. Polarity indicators are molded ... handle fits our bar electrode styles. ...
... first lens of its kind to receive FDA ... elimination of myopia in adults with myopia ranging ... aged 21 and over. With over 18 ... results prove that the Verisyse design is safe ...
... The Plume-inator produces the ... family of smoke evacuators. ... test button, hospital grade plug, ... and dual purpose swing ring ...
Medicine Products: