Fasting associated with decrease in hypothalamic beta-endorphin

Title

Fasting associated with decrease in hypothalamic beta-endorphin

Creator

Gambert SR; Garthwaite TL; Pontzer CH; Hagen TC

Publisher

Science

Date

1980

Subject

Male; Time Factors; Animals; Rats; Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support; Fasting; Corticotropin/metabolism; Endorphins/metabolism; Hypothalamus/metabolism; Pituitary Gland/metabolism

Description

In rats that were fasted for 2 to 3 days there was a decline in hypothalamic, but not pituitary, beta-endorphin. There was no change in pituitary or hypothalamic adrenocorticotropin content as a result of fasting. Endogenous opiates may be involved in physiological adaptation to fasting.
1980

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1271-1272

Issue

4475

Volume

210

Citation

Gambert SR; Garthwaite TL; Pontzer CH; Hagen TC, “Fasting associated with decrease in hypothalamic beta-endorphin,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 6, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12451.

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