Measuring Food Anticipation in Mice
AbstractThe interplay between the circadian system and metabolism may give animals an evolutionary advantage by allowing them to anticipate food availability at specific times of the day. Physiological adaptation to feeding time allows investigation of animal parameters and comparison of food anticipation between groups of animals with genetic alterations and/or post pharmacological intervention. Such an approach is vital for understanding gene function and mechanisms underlying the temporal patterns of both food anticipation and feeding. Exploring these mechanisms will allow better understanding of metabolic disorders and might reveal potential new targets for pharmacological intervention. Changes that can be easily monitored and that represent food anticipation on the level of the whole organism are a temporarily restricted increase of activity and internal body temperature. View Full-Text
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Martini, T.; Ripperger, J.A.; Albrecht, U. Measuring Food Anticipation in Mice. Clocks & Sleep 2019, 1, 65-74.
Martini T, Ripperger JA, Albrecht U. Measuring Food Anticipation in Mice. Clocks & Sleep. 2019; 1(1):65-74.Chicago/Turabian Style
Martini, Tomaz; Ripperger, Jürgen A.; Albrecht, Urs. 2019. "Measuring Food Anticipation in Mice." Clocks & Sleep 1, no. 1: 65-74.