Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 2006; 114(4): 197-203
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-924068

J. A. Barth Verlag in Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

The Principle of Regulation in Biology - From Bone to Eating Behavior

O. Fricke1 , 2 , 3 , G. Lehmkuhl2 , E. Schoenau3
  • 1Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, USA
  • 2Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • 3Children's Hospital, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Further Information

Publication History

Received: October 24, 2005 First decision: January 16, 2006

Accepted: February 24, 2006

Publication Date:
17 May 2006 (online)


LHA lateral hypothalamic area

VMH ventro-medial hypothalamus

MFB medial forebrain bundle

ARC arcuate nucleus

PVN periventricular nucleus

DMN dorsomedial nucleus

NTS nucleus tractus solitarius

CCK cholecystokinin

MCH melanin-concentrating hormone

POMC pro-opiomelanocortin

5-HT 5-hydroxytryptamine

NPY neuropeptide Y

αMSH alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone

PTH parathormone

LH luteinizing hormone

SSI strength strain index


M.D. Oliver Fricke

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Cologne

Robert-Koch-Str. 10

D-50924 Cologne


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Email: frickeo@rockefeller.edu