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Let them eat fat

A specialist neuron uses an intriguing process to help control the body's response to hunger. A lipid pathway involving the breakdown of cellular components regulates the expression of a neuropeptide that affects feeding and body weight.

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Figure 1: Fatty-acid regulation of starvation-sensitive neurons.


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Sternson, S. Let them eat fat. Nature 477, 166–167 (2011).

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