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Neuroendocrine Control of Energy Homeostasis in Non-mammalian Vertebrates and Invertebrates

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Neuroendocrine signals play a major role in the regulation of energy balance. There is a rapid increase in the discovery of novel peptides with endocrine functions, identified to have important roles in energy balance. Meanwhile, our understanding of the mechanism of action of these hormones also improved ...

Neuroendocrine signals play a major role in the regulation of energy balance. There is a rapid increase in the discovery of novel peptides with endocrine functions, identified to have important roles in energy balance. Meanwhile, our understanding of the mechanism of action of these hormones also improved significantly. While majority of the knowledge on this topic arose from studies using mammals, research in non-mammals and invertebrates provided key contributions to our current understanding on the neuroendocrine regulation of energy balance. For example, studies using fishes and insects paved way to elucidate evolutionary and species-specific aspects of hormones and energy homeostasis. Research employing nontraditional models helped us immensely in advancing the field in the post-genomic era.
This Research Topic aims to publish cutting edge articles on the neuroendocrine of energy balance in non-mammals and invertebrates. Manuscripts reporting novel peptides, functions, emerging concepts, mechanism of action, and those work that consider age, sex and ontogenic stages as variables in studying the hormonal regulation of energy balance in model organisms are welcome.

We welcome Original Articles, Mini-Reviews, Full Reviews, Commentaries, and Perspectives. Manuscripts must focus on any aspects of the endocrine regulation of energy balance, actions of hormones, interactions, mechanism of action, and emerging concepts in non-mammals and invertebrates. Research using either/or in vivo (whole animal) and in vitro (cell/tissue culture) studies will be considered.


Keywords: Feeding, Metabolism, Hormones, Brain, Insects


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