The Effect of acyl-ghrelin on neurogenesis and pattern separation

In this episode of NeuroEndoNow, first author Brianne Kent discusses her recent paper ‘The orexigenic hormone acyl-ghrelin increases adult hippocampal neurogenesis and enhances pattern separation’ published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Brianne is a final year PhD student working with Dr Lisa Saksida and Professor Tim Bussey at the University of Cambridge. The work presented here was in collaboration with Dr Jeff Davies at Swansea University.

You can access the full paper here.

For a copy of the figures from the paper click here.

Full reference details:

Kent BA, Beynon AL, Hornsby AK, Bekinschtein P, Bussey TJ, Davies JS, Saksida LM. The orexigenic hormone acyl-ghrelin increases adult hippocampal neurogenesis and enhances pattern separation. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 ;51:431-9