Cilia Biology: Stop Overeating Now!

Peter Satir

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Knocking out primary cilia of adult mouse tissues or a specific subset of cilia from POMC-expressing neurons in the brain initiates uncontrolled eating. This behavior leads to obesity and kidney disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R963-R965
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 20 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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