Research Seminar Speaker Series - Ya-Xiong Tao, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine - "Biased Signaling at Neural Melanocortin Receptors" - Keck Graduate Institute March 24, 2023, 12:00 pm Skip to main content
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Please join us for our Research Seminar Series Speaker, Ya-Xiong Tao, Professor, Physiology on: 

The global prevalence of obesity highlights the importance of understanding on regulation of energy homeostasis. The central melanocortin system is an important intersection connecting the neural pathways controlling satiety and energy expenditure to regulate energy homeostasis by sensing and integrating the signals of external stimuli. In this system, neural melanocortin receptors (MCRs), melanocortin-3 and -4 receptors (MC3R and MC4R), play crucial roles in the regulation of energy homeostasis. Recently, multiple intracellular signaling pathways and biased signaling at neural MCRs have been discovered, providing new insights into neural MCR signaling. This review attempts to summarize biased signaling including biased receptor mutants (both naturally occurring and lab-generated) and biased ligands at neural MCRs, and to provide a better understanding of obesity pathogenesis and new therapeutic implications for obesity treatment.

Day: Friday, March 24, 2023

Time:  12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location:  121 Bldg. – 1111 classroom


March 24, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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KGI 121 Building – Room 1111
121 Bucknell Ave.
Claremont, 91711 United States
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