Neuropeptides

Neuropeptides are a class of neurochemicals that operate over a long time scale and are often transcribed in highly localized brain regions. This allows neurotransmitters to affect very specific behaviors.

In studying ingestive behavior, our laboratory focuses on how it is influenced specifically by neuropeptides and how neuropeptides interact with each other.

The neuropeptide orexin (OX), released from the hypothalamus, specifically stimulates substance P in the thalamus.

Neuropeptides

Neuropeptides are a class of neurochemicals that operate over a long time scale and are often transcribed in highly localized brain regions. This allows neurotransmitters to affect very specific behaviors.

In studying ingestive behavior, our laboratory focuses on how it is influenced specifically by neuropeptides and how neuropeptides interact with each other.

 

The neuropeptide orexin (OX), released from the hypothalamus, specifically stimulates substance P in the thalamus.