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Agouti-related protein in patients with acute and weight-restored anorexia nervosa

Item Type:Article
Title:Agouti-related protein in patients with acute and weight-restored anorexia nervosa
Creators Name:Merle, J.V., Haas, V., Burghardt, R., Doehler, N., Schneider, N., Lehmkuhl, U. and Ehrlich, S.
Abstract:An imbalance in appetite-regulating neuropeptides of the central nervous system has been associated with anorexia nervosa (AN), but the mechanisms of action are poorly understood. Agouti-related protein (AGRP), an orexigenic mediator of the hypothalamus, increases food intake and decreases energy expenditure in times of negative energy balance. The aim of the present study was to investigate AGRP in acute and fully weight-restored patients with AN, as well as during weight gain.
Keywords:Agouti-Related Protein, Anorexia Nervosa, Leptin, Neuroendocrinology, Undernutrition
Source:Psychological Medicine
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Page Range:2183-2192
Date:October 2011
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291711000365
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