Investigation of the hypothalamic regulation of food intake, energy expenditure and body adiposity by neuropeptides

Lead Research Organisation: ICSTM at Hammersmith
Department Name: Medicine

Abstract

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Publications

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McGowan BM (2008) Relaxin-3 stimulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. in American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism

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Curtis AE (2010) A kisspeptin-10 analog with greater in vivo bioactivity than kisspeptin-10. in American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism

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McGowan BM (2009) Relaxin-3 and its role in neuroendocrine function. in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

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Boughton CK (2010) Alarin stimulates food intake and gonadotrophin release in male rats. in British journal of pharmacology

 
Company Name Thiakis 
Description Thiakis Ltd., an Imperial College spin out company was formed in 2004 to develop findings from Professor Bloom's laboratory into treatments for obesity and associated conditions. ; Acquired by Pfizer in 2008 
Year Established 2004 
Impact Thiakis raised £10 million funding in 2006, and was sold to Wyeth for £20 million followed by additional potential milestones payments totalling up to £80 million, in December 2008.
 
Description Knighthood honour for 'outstanding' obesity expert 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16363464

Publicity regarding laboratory's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012