Energy Expenditure. Role of Orexin.

Jennifer A Teske, Vijayakumar Mavanji

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The orexins/hypocretins are endogenous, modulatory and multifunctional neuropeptides with prominent influence on several physiological processes. The influence of orexins on energy expenditure is highlighted with focus on orexin action on individual components of energy expenditure. As orexin stabilizes and maintains normal states of arousal and the sleep/wake cycle, we also highlight orexin mediation of sleep and how sleep interacts with energy expenditure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-109
Number of pages19
JournalVitamins and Hormones
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • Brain
  • Metabolism
  • Neuropeptide
  • Obesity
  • Spontaneous physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology

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