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Hypothalamic Functions 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Tuesday, October 16 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Tuesday, October 16 2007.

Which of the following areas is associated with regulation of sleep and secretion of  hypocretin?


 
        A) Tubulomammilary nucleus
 
        B) Pineal gland
 
        C) Pedunculopontine tegmental nuclei
 
        D) Lateral hypothalamic area
 
        E) Anterior pituitary
 

 


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A) Tubulomammilary nucleus

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Orexin (also called hypocretin), a substance associated with regulation of sleep, appetite, and arousal, is secreted by neurons of the lateral hypothalamic area.

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B) Pineal gland

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Orexin (also called hypocretin), a substance associated with regulation of sleep, appetite, and arousal, is secreted by neurons of the lateral hypothalamic area.

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C) Pedunculopontine tegmental nuclei

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Orexin (also called hypocretin), a substance associated with regulation of sleep, appetite, and arousal, is secreted by neurons of the lateral hypothalamic area.

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D) Lateral hypothalamic area

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Orexin (also called hypocretin), a substance associated with regulation of sleep, appetite, and arousal, is secreted by neurons of the lateral hypothalamic area.  (See References)

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E) Anterior pituitary

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Orexin (also called hypocretin), a substance associated with regulation of sleep, appetite, and arousal, is secreted by neurons of the lateral hypothalamic area.

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References:

1. Mieda, M., and Yanagisawa, M. (2002). "Sleep, feeding, and neuropeptides: roles of orexins and orexin receptors." Curr Opin Neurobiol, 12(3) 339-45. (PMID:12049942)
2. Sakurai, T. (2006). "Roles of orexins and orexin receptors in central regulation of feeding behavior and energy homeostasis." CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets, 5(3) 313-25. (PMID:16787231)
3. Rodgers, R.J., Ishii, Y., Halford, J.C., and Blundell, J.E. (2002). "Orexins and appetite regulation." Neuropeptides, 36(5) 303-25. (PMID:12450737)
4. Székely, M., Pétervári, E., Balaskó, M., Hernádi, I., and Uzsoki, B. (2002). "Effects of orexins on energy balance and thermoregulation." Regul Pept, 104(1-3) 47-53. (PMID:11830276)
5. Siegel, J.M. (1999). "Narcolepsy: a key role for hypocretins (orexins)" Cell, 98(4) 409-12. (PMID:10481905)
6. Saper, C.B., Chou, T.C., and Scammell, T.E. (2001). "The sleep switch: hypothalamic control of sleep and wakefulness." Trends Neurosci, 24(12) 726-31. (PMID:11718878)
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