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Sensory and Metabolic Control of Energy Balance

  • Wolfgang Meyerhof
  • Ulrike Beisiegel
  • Hans-Georg Joost

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Günter Müller, Susanne Wied, Elisabeth-Ann Dearey, Eva-Maria Wetekam, Gabriele Biemer-Daub
    Pages 27-34
  3. Alan D. Attie, Mark P. Keller
    Pages 47-56
  4. Stephan Scherneck, Heike Vogel, Matthias Nestler, Reinhart Kluge, Annette Schürmann, Hans-Georg Joost
    Pages 57-68
  5. Ivan E. de Araujo, Xueying Ren, Jozélia G. Ferreira
    Pages 69-86
  6. Maik Behrens, Wolfgang Meyerhof
    Pages 87-99
  7. Mayu Niki, Masafumi Jyotaki, Ryusuke Yoshida, Yuzo Ninomiya
    Pages 101-114
  8. Yu-Kyong Shin, Josephine M. Egan
    Pages 115-137
  9. Esther Breunig, Dirk Czesnik, Fabiana Piscitelli, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Ivan Manzini, Detlev Schild
    Pages 139-145
  10. Kristal Tucker, Melissa Ann Cavallin, Patrick Jean-Baptiste, K. C. Biju, James Michael Overton, Paola Pedarzani et al.
    Pages 147-157
  11. Andreas F. H. Pfeiffer, Natalia Rudovich, Martin O. Weickert, Frank Isken
    Pages 183-188
  12. Carla Schulz, Kerstin Paulus, Hendrik Lehnert
    Pages 189-201
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 203-205

About this book


The prevalence of obesity has dramatically increased in western and westernized societies, making the disease the second leading cause of unnecessary deaths in the US. Obesity results from imbalanced metabolic regulation leading to excessive lipid storage. As important novel entities in metabolic regulation, taste receptors and their cells are critical elements that adapt the gustatory system to metabolic signals and vice versa. The role of taste receptor genes in gastrointestinal tissues, as well as their dynamic regulation in gustatory and non-gustatory tissues in response to metabolic cues, has become the focus of an entirely new and rapidly developing research field with impacts on fuel sensing, metabolic control, and ingestive behavior. This book reflects the recent scientific progress in the field of fuel sensing in the mouth, GI tract, and brain and examines the olfactory bulb as a potential metabolic sensor and the brain-gut endocrine axis. It also touches on relevant novel molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating lipid storage and metabolism and covers the identification and functional characterization of obesity genes. Lastly, it illustrates the use of insect models to study relevant problems of energy homeostasis.


Diabetes Energy Balance Insulin Metabolism Obesity Regulation cellular mechanisms homeostasis metabolic control tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Meyerhof
    • 1
  • Ulrike Beisiegel
    • 2
  • Hans-Georg Joost
    • 3
  1. 1.Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIFE), Abt. Molekulare GenetikDeutsches Institut für ErnährungsforschuNuthetalGermany
  2. 2.HamburgGermany
  3. 3.German Institute of Human Nutrition PotsNuthetalGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sensory and Metabolic Control of Energy Balance
  • Editors Wolfgang Meyerhof
    Ulrike Beisiegel
    Hans-Georg Joost
  • Series Title Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
  • Series Abbreviated Title Results Cell Differentiation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-14425-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26518-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-14426-4
  • Series ISSN 0080-1844
  • Series E-ISSN 1861-0412
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 208
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cell Biology
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