Setting the tone: reactive oxygen species and the control of appetitive melanocortin meurons

Justin J. Rochford, Martin G. Myers, Lora K. Heisler*

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The brain melanocortin system is a primary gateway through which energy balance is controlled. Diano and colleagues report a novel cellular mechanism mediated via reactive oxygen species (ROS) that regulates the activity of these melanocortin neurons in response to energy status, thereby modulating appetitive behavior (Diano et al., 2011).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-574
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2011


  • free-radicals
  • obesity

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