Neuroendocrinology

The field of neuroendocrinology covers the anatomical and functional interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system.

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  • Research Highlights |

    Ptgds-expressing neurons in the preoptic area of anterior hypothalamus detect increases in brain temperature and reduce core body temperature via increased production of prostaglandin D2.

    • Isobel Leake
  • Research Highlights |

    Neurons expressing corticotropin-releasing factor in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus of mice show increases and decreases in activity in response to aversive and appetitive stimuli.

    • Natasha Bray
  • News and Views |

    In this issue of Nature Neuroscience, Kim and colleagues report that corticotropin-releasing factor neurons in the paraventricular nucleus, known essential regulators of the neuroendocrine axis, encode the valence of environmental stimuli through a bidirectional strategy and modulate animals’ immediate behavioral responses.

    • Rui Lin
    • , Ting Yan
    •  & Minmin Luo
    Nature Neuroscience 22, 508-510
  • News and Views |

    Hypothalamic neuronal diversity is at the core of whole-body energy-homeostasis control, but the molecular mechanisms governing neuronal neuropeptide specification remain incompletely understood. A new study in Nature Metabolism adds a relevant piece to the puzzle of how key hypothalamic neuronal populations maintain their peptidergic identity throughout the lifespan.

    • Arnaud Obri
    •  & Marc Claret
    Nature Metabolism 1, 175-176