Neuropeptide melanin-concentrating hormone regulates food intake

The accumbens shell (AcbSh) is a brain region important for food intake. A recent study shows that phosphorylation changes in the so-called AMPA receptors are involved in the regulation of food intake via the AcbSh and result in changed cell firing of the neurons in the AcbSh. The anti-phospho-Ser831 GluR1 and anti-phospho-Ser845 GluR1 antibodies, that were utilized in this study, can be purchased on antibodies-online.