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Title:Soybean Amino Acids Excite Orexin Neurons
Author(s):Serrano, Anna C.
Contributor(s):de Mejia, Elvira
Subject(s):orexin
hypocretin
soybean
amino acids
narcolepsy
Abstract:Soybeans contain a plethora of peptides, nutrients, and phytochemicals that are beneficial to human health. They have been studied as a possible treatment and prevention against many diseases including cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. The hypothalamus requires many of the amino acids found in soybean to maintain proper functioning of neurocircuit systems, in particular the orexin system. The orexin system is a crucial component to the human brain. Orexin neurons are known to modulate the sleep-wake cycle, feeding, emotions, autonomic nerve activity, and homeostasis. When orexin is deficient, disorders such as narcolepsy occur. Many humoral factors influence orexin neuron activity, one of which is amino acids. This review will focus on the potential excitation of hypothalamic orexin neurons by soybean amino acids.
Issue Date:2015-07
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/78274
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 Anna C. Serrano.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-07-21


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