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M. Licursi, C.O. Alberto, A. Dias, K. Hirasawa and M. Hirasawa (2016). High fat diet-induced downregulation of anorexic leukemia inhibitory factor in the brainstem. Obesity 24(11):2361-2367. doi: 10.1002/oby.21647

N. Belanger-Willoughby, V. Linehan and M. Hirasawa (2016). Thermosensing mechanisms and their impairment by high-fat diet in orexin neurons. Neuroscience 324: 82-91

S. Muram, T.M. Rowe and M. Hirasawa (2016). Presynaptic G protein-coupled receptors differentially modulate spontaneous glutamate release in the supraoptic nucleus.  J. Neuroendoc. doi: 10.1111/jne.12329

V. Linehan, R.B. Trask, C. Briggs, T.M. Rowe and M. Hirasawa (2015). Concentration-dependent activation of dopamine receptors differentially modulates GABA release onto orexin neurons. Eur. J. Neurosci. 42: 1976-83

M. Hebert, M. Licursi, B. Jensen, A. Baker, S. Milway, C. Malsbury, V. L. Grant, R. Adamec, M. Hirasawa and J. Blundell (2014). Single rapamycin administration induces downward shift in defended body weight in rats. PLoS ONE 9(5):e93691. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093691

M.E. Quinlan and M. Hirasawa (2013). Multivesicular release underlies short term synaptic potentiation independent of release probability change in the supraoptic nucleus. PLoS ONE 8(9): e77402. doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0077402

M. P. Parsons, J. Burt, C. O. Alberto, K. Zipperlen and M. Hirasawa (2012). Nociceptin induces hypophagia in the perifornical and lateral hypothalamic area. PLoS ONE 7(9):e45350. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045350

M. P. Parsons, N. Belanger-Willoughby, V. Linehan and M. Hirasawa (2012). ATP-sensitive potassium channels mediate the thermosensory response of orexin neurons. J. Physiol. 590(19):4707-15. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2012.236497

C. O. Alberto, R. B. Trask and M. Hirasawa (2011) Dopamine acts as a partial agonist for a2A adrenoceptor in MCH neurons. J. Neurosci. 31(29): 10671-76
M. P. Parsons and M. Hirasawa (2011) GIRK channel-mediated inhibition of melanin-concentrating hormone neurons by nociceptin/orphanin FQ. J. Neurophys 105(3):1179-84

M. P. Parsons and M. Hirasawa (2010) ATP-sensitive potassium channel- mediated lactate effect on orexin neurons: implications for brain energetics during arousal. J. Neurosci. 30(24):8061-70

C. O. Alberto and M. Hirasawa (2010) AMPA receptor-mediated miniature EPSCs have heterogeneous time courses in orexin neurons. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 400(4): 707-712
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