Cilia on brain cells may trigger obesity, mice study finds

12/8/2011 | LiveScience.com

In mice studies, researchers found that the activity of melatonin-concentrating hormone, which amplifies hunger signals, increased when tiny projections called cilia on brain cells are turned off. Finding a way to down-regulate MHC activity could lead to treatments for obesity and the cilia may also play a role in sleep, memory and learning.

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