Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fat incites tanycytes to neurogenesis

Fat incites tanycytes to neurogenesis

Nature Neuroscience 15, 651 (2012). doi:10.1038/nn.3091

Authors: Marcelo O Dietrich & Tamas L Horvath

Tanycytes in the hypothalamic median eminence have now been found to form a metabolically sensitive neurogenic niche in the brain. In adult mice, tanycytes give rise to hypothalamic regulatory neurons in response to a high-fat diet.

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