On the Evolution of Receptors Associated With Feeding

  • Howard M. Lenhoff
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 15)


I would like to present a hypothesis that some neurotransmitter and hormone receptors to amino acids, related metabolites and peptides may have evolved from receptors that originally functioned to stimulate feeding and drinking. This hypothesis is based upon a number of interrelated discoveries showing that feeding and digestion in many lower forms is controlled by specific small molecules.


Reduce Glutathione Receptor Site Neck Formation Active Amino Acid Feeding Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard M. Lenhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Developmental and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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