Insulin action in the brain: Roles in energy and glucose homeostasis

G. T. Dodd, T. Tiganis

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A growing body of evidence from research in rodents and humans has identified insulin as an important neuoregulatory peptide in the brain, where it coordinates diverse aspects of energy balance and peripheral glucose homeostasis. This review discusses where and how insulin interacts within the brain and evaluates the physiological and pathophysiological consequences of central insulin signalling in metabolism, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12513
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Neuroendocrinology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • AgRP
  • energy homeostasis
  • glucose homeostasis
  • hypothalamus
  • insulin
  • POMC

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