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mTOR tells the brain that the body is hungry

The multitasking signaling protein mTOR integrates nutritional and hormonal cues in the brain, modulating feeding and body weight.

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Figure 1: Converting metabolic signals into anorectic (appetite-suppressing) responses in the hypothalamus.


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Kahn, B., Myers, M. mTOR tells the brain that the body is hungry. Nat Med 12, 615–617 (2006).

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