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Novel hypothalamic genes involved in body weight regulation in Psammomys obesus

Trevaskis, James L. 2004, Novel hypothalamic genes involved in body weight regulation in Psammomys obesus, Ph.D. thesis, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.

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Title Novel hypothalamic genes involved in body weight regulation in Psammomys obesus
Author Trevaskis, James L.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2004
Keyword(s) Obesity - Pathophysiology
Genetic regulation
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes - Pathogenesis
Hypothalamic hormones
Summary Focuses on the discovery, characterisation and validation of a gene in the brain, named FIT, that regulates body weight. When suppressed in rats, food intake is inhibited and body weight is reduced. FIT regulates both appetite and metabolic rate, and is therefore a new and exciting target for obesity therapy.
Language eng
Description of original xvi, 303 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 573.45948
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026764

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