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Melatonin central role in food control and energy metabolism: interaction of melatonin and leptin

Grant number: 15/26190-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 03, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Physiology
Principal Investigator:José Cipolla Neto
Grantee:Daniella Do Carmo Buonfiglio
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50457-0 - Melatonin and the control of energy metabolism: basic, clinical and epidemiological research, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):17/01882-8 - The central role of melatonin receptors on food intake, energy balance and leptin pathway, BE.EP.PD


The aim of the present project is to study central action of melatonin (mainly in hypothalamus) and its interaction with leptin in the regulation of energy metabolism (energy intake and energy expenditure) (AU)