Brain Somatic Cross-Talk and the Central Control of Metabolism

  • Claude Kordon
  • Iain Robinson
  • Jacques Hanoune
  • Robert Dantzer
  • Yves Christen
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-18999-9

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions book series (RPEI)

Table of contents (13 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Interactions of Growth Hormone Secretagogues with Leptin-Sensitive Brain Networks
    S. L. Dickson, L. Y. C. Tung, S. Lall, J.-O. Jansson, A. K. Hewson
    Pages 1-14
  3. Ghrelin and the Growth Hormone Neuroendocrine Axis
    G. S. Tannenbaum, J. Epelbaum, C. Y. Bowers
    Pages 65-80
  4. Adipose Tissues as Part of the Immune System: Role of Leptin and Cytokines
    L. Pénicaud, B. Cousin, P. Laharrague, C. Leloup, A. Lorsignol, L. Casteilla
    Pages 81-89
  5. Regulation of Body Weight Homeostasis During Pregnancy and Lactation
    M. C. García, R. M. Señaris, J. E. Caminos, M. Lopez, R. Nogueiras, O. Gualillo et al.
    Pages 91-98
  6. Ghrelin: From GH Control to Feeding Behaviour and Sleep Regulatio
    M.-T. Bluet-Pajot, V. Tolle, M.-H. Bassant, C. Kordon, P. Zizzari, F. Poindessous-Jazat et al.
    Pages 99-109
  7. Effect of Leptin on Fatless Mice
    I. Shimomura
    Pages 111-119
  8. Leptin, Growth and Reproduction
    M. L. Aubert, B. Sudre, P. D. Raposinho, D. Vauthay, D. D. Pierroz, F. P. Pralong
    Pages 121-142
  9. Genomic approach to common human obesity
    P. Boutini, P. Froguel
    Pages 155-163
  10. The Epigenetic Inheritance Hypothesis
    C. Junien
    Pages 165-189
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 191-193

About these proceedings


In mammals, a robust physiologic system acts to maintain relative constancy of weight. A key element of this system is leptin. The nature of this "brain-somatic" cross talk is as yet poorly understood, but it is likely to have important implications for the pathophysiology and treatment of obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders.  


Alanin Diabetes homeostasis metabolism physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude Kordon
    • 1
  • Iain Robinson
    • 2
  • Jacques Hanoune
    • 3
  • Robert Dantzer
    • 4
  • Yves Christen
    • 5
  1. 1.Institut NeckerParisFrance
  2. 2.Division of Molecular NeuroendocrinologyNational Institute for Medical ResearchLondonUK
  3. 3.Service EndocrinologieHôpital Henri Mondor — INSERM U.99Creteil
  4. 4.INSERM U.394Bordeaux Cedex
  5. 5.Fondation IPSENPour la Recherche ThérapeutiqueParis Cedex 16France

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62400-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18999-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-2253