Fat as an Endocrine Organ

1. Which of these statements is false?

  • Bone marrow adipose tissue increases in the presence of anorexia or calorie restriction
  • Brown adipose tissue is for energy storage and leptin production
  • Visceral fat contains perirenal depots
  • The ventromedial nucleus increases thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue
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2. Ghrelin does NOT cause the following

  • Decreased POMC production
  • Increased agouti-related peptide production
  • Decreased neuropeptide Y production
  • Stimulation of the arcuate nucleus

3. Alpha-MSH is NOT

  • An MC4 agonist
  • Involved in sexual activity
  • A steroid hormone
  • Produced from POMC cleavage

4. Which of these is not an action of leptin?

  • Increased cytokine production
  • Increased energy expenditure
  • Acts on OARB receptors in the brain
  • Stimulates dorsomedial and ventromedial nuclei

5. Which of these statements is true?

  • NPY increases when AgRP decreases
  • NPY reduces intake of high energy foods
  • NPY reduces thermogenesis
  • NPY is released from the ventromedial nucleus


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