Seasonal rhythms in appetite and fattening: role of tanycytes

Seasonal rhythms in appetite and fattening: role of tanycytes
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Professor Francis Ebling from the University of Nottingham will give the next talk in the SBS Friday seminar series.

Based within the School of Life Sciences at University of Nottingham, Professor Ebling notes that the overall aim of his research programme is to understand the hypothalamic control of energy metabolism and reproductive maturation. Projects exploit seasonal cycles in body weight in the Siberian hamster and transgenic mice as models to understand long-term regulation of caloric intake and expenditure. Current foci are on the role of hypothalamic thyroid hormone availability in regulating metabolism and the role of tanycytes as energy sensors and regulators of hypothalamic function, and central and peripheral actions of FGF21 in regulating energy metabolism.

 

Speaker
Professor Fran Ebling
Hosted by
Dr Tyler Stevenson
Venue
Zoology Building - Lecture Theatre
Contact

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