Neurobiology of Obesity : NIDDK

Neurobiology of Obesity

The Neurobiology of Obesity program encompasses research of the regulation of body composition by circulating factors. Specific areas of support include:

  • Endocrinology of body composition including interactions between nutrition, exercise and anabolic hormones
  • Neuropeptides and their receptors involved in regulatory pathways controlling feeding behavior, satiety, and energy expenditure
  • Interactions between hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and peripheral metabolic signals (e.g., insulin, leptin, glucocorticoids, ghrelin)
  • Hypothalamic integration of peripheral endocrine and metabolic signals
  • Regulatory networks controlling food intake and energy balance
  • Ontogeny of neuronal networks related to obesity

For more information, contact Dr. Sheryl Sato, Director, Neurobiology of Obesity and Developmental Biology.

Resources for Researchers

Clinical Research


  • Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Centers (DERC) - Overview & Map
  • Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTC) - Overview & Map

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