December 3, 2020

Postingestive Modulation of Food Seeking Depends on Vagus-Mediated Dopamine Neuron Activity

Fernandes et al. report causal connections between postingestive sucrose sensing and brain dopamine neuron activity in the ventral tegmental area that support food seeking. The authors further demonstrate that such behaviors and the associated neuron activity are mediated by the hepatic branch of the vagus nerve.

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