Selected Publications

  1. Walker AK, Ibia IE, Zigman JM. Disruption of Cue-Potentiated Feeding in Mice with Blocked Ghrelin Signaling. Physiology & Behavior. 2012; 108:34-43.
  2. Sakata I, Park WM, Walker AK, Piper PK, Chuang JC, Osborne-Lawrence S, Zigman JM. Glucose-mediated control of ghrelin release from primary cultures of gastric mucosal cells. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012; 302:E1300-10.
  3. Chuang J-C, Sakata I, Kohno D, Perello M, Osborne-Lawrence S, Repa JJ, Zigman JM. Ghrelin directly stimulates glucagon secretion from pancreatic alpha-cells. Mol Endocrinol. 2011;25:1600-1611.
  4. Chuang J-C*, Perello M*, Sakata I, Osborne-Lawrence S, Savitt JM, Lutter M, Zigman JM. Ghrelin mediates stress-induced food-reward behavior in mice. J Clin Invest. 2011; 121:2684-2692.
  5. Zhao TJ*, Sakata I*, Li RL, Liang G, Richardson JA, Brown MS, Goldstein JL, Zigman JM. Ghrelin secretion stimulated by {beta}1-adrenergic receptors in cultured ghrelinoma cells and in fasted mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010; 107(36):15868-73.
  6. Perello M, Sakata I, Birnbaum S, Chuang J-C, Osborne-Lawrence S, Rovinsky SA, Woloszyn J, Yanagisawa M, Lutter M*, Zigman JM*. Ghrelin increases the rewarding value of high fat diet in an orexin-dependent manner. Biol Psychiatry 2010; 67:880-886.
  7. Lutter M, Sakata I, Osborne-Lawrence S, Rovinsky SA, Anderson JG, Jung S, Birnbaum S, Yanagisawa M, Elmquist JK, Nestler EJ, Zigman JM. The orexigenic hormone ghrelin defends against depressive symptoms of chronic stress. Nat Neurosci. 2008; 11:752-753.