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Cover for Embracing complexity: the emergence of functional neuroimaging and other methodologies to study the role of the human brain in the pathophysiology of obesity.

This chapter gives an overview about the aetiology of obesity; functional neuroimaging and the study of human eating behaviour; the discovery of putative orexigenic and anorexigenic brain networks; and atypical responses in obesity and other eating disorders.

Author(s)
Tataranni, P. A.; Pannacciulli, N.; Le, D. S. N. T.; Parigi, A. del
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934071)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Overview of the integrative physiology of adipose tissue in energy homeostasis.

In past years, several transgenic mice with targeted alterations in adipose specific gene expression have been created. These models are useful to elucidate the role of selected proteins in adipose tissue biology and their implication in the pathogenesis of obesity. Besides, they provide new...

Author(s)
Dugail, I.; Guerre-Millo, M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934071)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Application of 'omic' strategies to obesity research.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide some examples to explain how the 'omic' approaches, and especially transcriptomics, contribute to advancing our knowledge in the field of obesity at the molecular, cellular, tissue and whole-body physiology level. Particular emphasis is placed on how...

Author(s)
Henegar, C.; Taleb, S.; Langin, D.; Zucker, J. D.; Clément, K.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934071)
Type
Book chapter