The role of galanin in feeding behavior

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Abstract

Galanin inhibits food consumption in satiated rats. Discovered relatively recently is a 29-amino-acid neuropeptide, not homologous with any other known peptide. Three G-protein-linked galanin receptor subtypes have been cloned. This review summarizes the mechanisms by which exogenously administered galanin may stimulate ingestion, discusses pharmacological and genetic investigations of the role of endogenous galanin on feeding and body weight, and speculates on the therapeutic potential of non-peptide galanin receptor antagonists for the treatment of appetite disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropeptides
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Galanin
Feeding Behavior
Galanin Receptors
Neuropeptides
GTP-Binding Proteins
Rats
Eating
Body Weight
Pharmacology
Amino Acids
Food
Peptides
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry

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The role of galanin in feeding behavior. / Crawley, Jacqueline.

In: Neuropeptides, Vol. 33, No. 5, 10.1999, p. 369-375.

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