Neural Regulation of Metabolism

  • Qi Wu
  • Ruimao Zheng

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1090)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jie Xu, Christopher L. Bartolome, Dong Kong
    Pages 49-77
  3. Guolian Ding, Yingyun Gong, Kristin L. Eckel-Mahan, Zheng Sun
    Pages 79-103
  4. Yu-Dong Zhou
    Pages 105-121
  5. Jiarui Liu, Xiaoning Yang, Siwang Yu, Ruimao Zheng
    Pages 123-144
  6. Jiarui Liu, Xiaoning Yang, Siwang Yu, Ruimao Zheng
    Pages 145-163
  7. Chuo Fang, Hang Xu, Shaodong Guo, Susanne U. Mertens-Talcott, Yuxiang Sun
    Pages 165-182
  8. Guolian Ding, Yingyun Gong, Kristin L. Eckel-Mahan, Zheng Sun
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book systemically describes the mechanisms underlying the neural regulation of metabolism. Metabolic diseases, including obesity and its associated conditions, currently affect more than 500 million people worldwide. Recent research has shown that the neural regulation of metabolism is a central mechanism that controls metabolic status physiologically and pathophysiologically.

The book first introduces the latest studies on the neural and cellular mechanisms of hypothalamic neurons, hypothalamic glial cells, neural circuitries, cellular signaling pathways, and synaptic plasticity in the control of appetite, body weight, feeding-related behaviors and metabolic disorders. It then summarizes the humoral mechanisms by which critical adipocyte-derived hormones and lipoprotein lipase regulate lipid and glucose metabolism, and examines the role of the hypothalamus-sympathetic nerve, a critical nerve pathway from CNS to peripheral nervous system (PNS), in the regulation of metabolism in multiple tissues/organs. Furthermore, the book discusses the functions of adipose tissue in energy metabolism. Lastly, it explores dietary interventions to treat neural diseases and some of the emerging technologies used to study the neural regulation of metabolism. Presenting cutting-edge developments in the neural regulation of metabolism, the book is a valuable reference resource for graduate students and researchers in the field of neuroscience and metabolism.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Qi Wu
    • 1
  • Ruimao Zheng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Health Science CenterPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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