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profileEleftheria Maratos-Flier, M.D.

TitleProfessor of Medicine
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine
AddressCenter for Life Science
Endocrine Division, CLS 7
3 Blackfan Circle
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/735-3289
Fax617/735-3343
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TitleAssociate Master of Francis Weld Peabody Society
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
DepartmentPME


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Characterizing the role of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) in regulating hepatic hexose metabolism and FGF21’s possible use as a therapeutic agent for obesity.
Summer, 06/24/13 - 08/09/13
The Effect of Delayed Gastric Emptying on the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF)
Summer, 06/23/14 - 08/09/14
Effects of Varying Dietary Composition of Fat in Melanin-concentrating Hormone Overexpressing mice
Summer, 06/17/00 - 08/17/00
Induction of C/EBP-beta by Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 in Mouse Liver
Summer, 06/25/12 - 08/10/12
Effects of Varying Dietary Composition of Fat in Melanin-Concentrating Hormone Overexpressing Mice
Part Time/Continuation, 01/03/01 - 05/31/01
Prospective Randomized Comparison of Pre-fabricated Neoprene Splinting Versus Custom-made Thermoplast Splinting for Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis
Summer, 06/19/06 - 08/11/06
Physician Use of Brand vs. Generic Drug Names in the United States from 1993 to 2004
Summer, 06/19/06 - 08/25/06
A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Metabolic Status Following Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting versus On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Summer, 06/15/09 - 08/14/09

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S10RR023791     (MARATOS-FLIER, ELEFTHERIA)Apr 1, 2007 - Mar 31, 2008
NIH/NCRR
Echo MRI 3-in-1
Role: Principal Investigator

R01DK069983     (MARATOS-FLIER, ELEFTHERIA)Jun 1, 2006 - May 31, 2012
NIH/NIDDK
Actions of Melanin Concentrating Hormone in the Brain
Role: Principal Investigator

G20RR017081     (MARATOS-FLIER, ELEFTHERIA)Feb 1, 2002 - Jan 31, 2003
NIH/NCRR
DEVELOPMENT OF A MOUSE MONITORING SYSTEM
Role: Principal Investigator

R01DK056113     (MARATOS-FLIER, ELEFTHERIA)Sep 1, 1999 - Aug 31, 2004
NIH/NIDDK
GENE TARGETING APPROACHES TO MCH AND ENERGY BALANCE
Role: Principal Investigator

P01DK056116     (KAHN, BARBARA B)Aug 1, 1999 - Mar 31, 2012
NIH/NIDDK
Peripheral and Central Interactions in Energy Balance
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Fisher FM, Kim M, Doridot L, Cunniff JC, Parker TS, Levine DM, Hellerstein MK, Hudgins LC, Maratos-Flier E, Herman MA. A critical role for ChREBP-mediated FGF21 secretion in hepatic fructose metabolism. Mol Metab. 2017 Jan; 6(1):14-21. PMID: 28123933.
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  2. Shenoy VK, Beaver KM, Fisher FM, Singhal G, Dushay JR, Maratos-Flier E, Flier SN. Elevated Serum Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 in Humans with Acute Pancreatitis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0164351. PMID: 27832059.
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  3. Lynch L, Hogan AE, Duquette D, Lester C, Banks A, LeClair K, Cohen DE, Ghosh A, Lu B, Corrigan M, Stevanovic D, Maratos-Flier E, Drucker DJ, O'Shea D, Brenner M. iNKT Cells Induce FGF21 for Thermogenesis and Are Required for Maximal Weight Loss in GLP1 Therapy. Cell Metab. 2016 Sep 13; 24(3):510-9. PMID: 27593966.
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  4. Singhal G, Douris N, Fish AJ, Zhang X, Adams AC, Flier JS, Pissios P, Maratos-Flier E. Fibroblast growth factor 21 has no direct role in regulating fertility in female mice. Mol Metab. 2016 Aug; 5(8):690-8. PMID: 27656406; PMCID: PMC5021666.
  5. Singhal G, Fisher FM, Chee MJ, Tan TG, El Ouaamari A, Adams AC, Najarian R, Kulkarni RN, Benoist C, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) Protects against High Fat Diet Induced Inflammation and Islet Hyperplasia in Pancreas. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0148252. PMID: 26872145; PMCID: PMC4752212.
  6. Fisher FM, Maratos-Flier E. Understanding the Physiology of FGF21. Annu Rev Physiol. 2016; 78:223-41. PMID: 26654352.
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  7. Domouzoglou EM, Naka KK, Vlahos AP, Papafaklis MI, Michalis LK, Tsatsoulis A, Maratos-Flier E. Fibroblast growth factors in cardiovascular disease: The emerging role of FGF21. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Sep 15; 309(6):H1029-38. PMID: 26232236; PMCID: PMC4747916.
  8. Hong S, Moreno-Navarrete JM, Wei X, Kikukawa Y, Tzameli I, Prasad D, Lee Y, Asara JM, Fernandez-Real JM, Maratos-Flier E, Pissios P. Nicotinamide N-methyltransferase regulates hepatic nutrient metabolism through Sirt1 protein stabilization. Nat Med. 2015 Aug; 21(8):887-94. PMID: 26168293; PMCID: PMC4529375.
  9. Douris N, Melman T, Pecherer JM, Pissios P, Flier JS, Cantley LC, Locasale JW, Maratos-Flier E. Adaptive changes in amino acid metabolism permit normal longevity in mice consuming a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 Oct; 1852(10 Pt A):2056-65. PMID: 26170063; PMCID: PMC4862866 [Available on 10/01/16].
  10. Chee MJ, Douris N, Forrow AB, Monnard A, Lu S, Flaherty SE, Adams AC, Maratos-Flier E. Melanin-concentrating hormone is necessary for olanzapine-inhibited locomotor activity in male mice. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2015 Oct; 25(10):1808-16. PMID: 26092201; PMCID: PMC4609648 [Available on 10/01/16].
  11. Douris N, Stevanovic DM, Fisher FM, Cisu TI, Chee MJ, Nguyen NL, Zarebidaki E, Adams AC, Kharitonenkov A, Flier JS, Bartness TJ, Maratos-Flier E. Central Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 Browns White Fat via Sympathetic Action in Male Mice. Endocrinology. 2015 Jul; 156(7):2470-81. PMID: 25924103; PMCID: PMC4475718.
  12. Carracedo A, Rousseau D, Douris N, Fernández-Ruiz S, Martín-Martín N, Weiss D, Webster K, Adams AC, Vazquez-Chantada M, Martinez-Chantar ML, Anty R, Tran A, Maratos-Flier E, Gual P, Pandolfi PP. The promyelocytic leukemia protein is upregulated in conditions of obesity and liver steatosis. Int J Biol Sci. 2015; 11(6):629-32. PMID: 25999785; PMCID: PMC4440252.
  13. Chee MJ, Arrigoni E, Maratos-Flier E. Melanin-concentrating hormone neurons release glutamate for feedforward inhibition of the lateral septum. J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 25; 35(8):3644-51. PMID: 25716862.
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  14. Dushay JR, Toschi E, Mitten EK, Fisher FM, Herman MA, Maratos-Flier E. Fructose ingestion acutely stimulates circulating FGF21 levels in humans. Mol Metab. 2015 Jan; 4(1):51-7. PMID: 25685689; PMCID: PMC4314524.
  15. Fisher FM, Chui PC, Nasser IA, Popov Y, Cunniff JC, Lundasen T, Kharitonenkov A, Schuppan D, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Fibroblast growth factor 21 limits lipotoxicity by promoting hepatic fatty acid activation in mice on methionine and choline-deficient diets. Gastroenterology. 2014 Nov; 147(5):1073-83.e6. PMID: 25083607; PMCID: PMC4570569.
  16. Williams RH, Chee MJ, Kroeger D, Ferrari LL, Maratos-Flier E, Scammell TE, Arrigoni E. Optogenetic-mediated release of histamine reveals distal and autoregulatory mechanisms for controlling arousal. J Neurosci. 2014 Apr 23; 34(17):6023-9. PMID: 24760861; PMCID: PMC3996219.
  17. Domouzoglou EM, Fisher FM, Astapova I, Fox EC, Kharitonenkov A, Flier JS, Hollenberg AN, Maratos-Flier E. Fibroblast growth factor 21 and thyroid hormone show mutual regulatory dependency but have independent actions in vivo. Endocrinology. 2014 May; 155(5):2031-40. PMID: 24564398; PMCID: PMC3990851.
  18. Chee MJ, Pissios P, Prasad D, Maratos-Flier E. Expression of melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 2 protects against diet-induced obesity in male mice. Endocrinology. 2014 Jan; 155(1):81-8. PMID: 24169555; PMCID: PMC3868808.
  19. Fisher FM, Maratos-Flier E. SUMO wars. Mol Metab. 2014 Apr; 3(2):81-3. PMID: 24634813; PMCID: PMC3953696.
  20. Maratos-Flier E. Metabolic disease puts up a fight: microbes, metabolism and medications. Nat Med. 2013 Oct; 19(10):1218-9. PMID: 24100983.
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  21. Pissios P, Hong S, Kennedy AR, Prasad D, Liu FF, Maratos-Flier E. Methionine and choline regulate the metabolic phenotype of a ketogenic diet. Mol Metab. 2013; 2(3):306-13. PMID: 24049742; PMCID: PMC3773836.
  22. Chee MJ, Pissios P, Maratos-Flier E. Neurochemical characterization of neurons expressing melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 in the mouse hypothalamus. J Comp Neurol. 2013 Jul 01; 521(10):2208-34. PMID: 23605441; PMCID: PMC3633152.
  23. Suzuki R, Ferris HA, Chee MJ, Maratos-Flier E, Kahn CR. Reduction of the cholesterol sensor SCAP in the brains of mice causes impaired synaptic transmission and altered cognitive function. PLoS Biol. 2013; 11(4):e1001532. PMID: 23585733; PMCID: PMC3621654.
  24. Dai Y, Kiselak T, Clark J, Clore E, Zheng K, Cheng A, Kujoth GC, Prolla TA, Maratos-Flier E, Simon DK. Behavioral and metabolic characterization of heterozygous and homozygous POLG mutator mice. Mitochondrion. 2013 Jul; 13(4):282-91. PMID: 23542163; PMCID: PMC3682692.
  25. Douris N, Maratos-Flier E. Two paths diverge in the brain: melanin-concentrating hormone controls hepatic and adipose metabolism. Gastroenterology. 2013 Mar; 144(3):501-4. PMID: 23347675.
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  26. Fisher FM, Maratos-Flier E. Stress heats up the adipocyte. Nat Med. 2013 Jan; 19(1):17-8. PMID: 23296001.
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  27. Robins SC, Stewart I, McNay DE, Taylor V, Giachino C, Goetz M, Ninkovic J, Briancon N, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS, Kokoeva MV, Placzek M. a-Tanycytes of the adult hypothalamic third ventricle include distinct populations of FGF-responsive neural progenitors. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:2049. PMID: 23804023.
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  28. Fisher FM, Kleiner S, Douris N, Fox EC, Mepani RJ, Verdeguer F, Wu J, Kharitonenkov A, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E, Spiegelman BM. FGF21 regulates PGC-1a and browning of white adipose tissues in adaptive thermogenesis. Genes Dev. 2012 Feb 01; 26(3):271-81. PMID: 22302939; PMCID: PMC3278894.
  29. Tschöp MH, Speakman JR, Arch JR, Auwerx J, Brüning JC, Chan L, Eckel RH, Farese RV, Galgani JE, Hambly C, Herman MA, Horvath TL, Kahn BB, Kozma SC, Maratos-Flier E, Müller TD, Münzberg H, Pfluger PT, Plum L, Reitman ML, Rahmouni K, Shulman GI, Thomas G, Kahn CR, Ravussin E. A guide to analysis of mouse energy metabolism. Nat Methods. 2011 Dec 28; 9(1):57-63. PMID: 22205519; PMCID: PMC3654855.
  30. McNay DE, Briançon N, Kokoeva MV, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS. Remodeling of the arcuate nucleus energy-balance circuit is inhibited in obese mice. J Clin Invest. 2012 Jan; 122(1):142-52. PMID: 22201680; PMCID: PMC3248278.
  31. Vella KR, Ramadoss P, Lam FS, Harris JC, Ye FD, Same PD, O'Neill NF, Maratos-Flier E, Hollenberg AN. NPY and MC4R signaling regulate thyroid hormone levels during fasting through both central and peripheral pathways. Cell Metab. 2011 Dec 07; 14(6):780-90. PMID: 22100407; PMCID: PMC3261758.
  32. Dushay J, Gao C, Gopalakrishnan GS, Crawley M, Mitten EK, Wilker E, Mullington J, Maratos-Flier E. Short-term exenatide treatment leads to significant weight loss in a subset of obese women without diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012 Jan; 35(1):4-11. PMID: 22040840; PMCID: PMC3241299.
  33. Fisher FM, Estall JL, Adams AC, Antonellis PJ, Bina HA, Flier JS, Kharitonenkov A, Spiegelman BM, Maratos-Flier E. Integrated regulation of hepatic metabolism by fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) in vivo. Endocrinology. 2011 Aug; 152(8):2996-3004. PMID: 21712364; PMCID: PMC3138239.
  34. Adams AC, Domouzoglou EM, Chee MJ, Segal-Lieberman G, Pissios P, Maratos-Flier E. Ablation of the hypothalamic neuropeptide melanin concentrating hormone is associated with behavioral abnormalities that reflect impaired olfactory integration. Behav Brain Res. 2011 Oct 10; 224(1):195-200. PMID: 21669232; PMCID: PMC4862865.
  35. Krashes MJ, Koda S, Ye C, Rogan SC, Adams AC, Cusher DS, Maratos-Flier E, Roth BL, Lowell BB. Rapid, reversible activation of AgRP neurons drives feeding behavior in mice. J Clin Invest. 2011 Apr; 121(4):1424-8. PMID: 21364278; PMCID: PMC3069789.
  36. Eguchi J, Wang X, Yu S, Kershaw EE, Chiu PC, Dushay J, Estall JL, Klein U, Maratos-Flier E, Rosen ED. Transcriptional control of adipose lipid handling by IRF4. Cell Metab. 2011 Mar 02; 13(3):249-59. PMID: 21356515; PMCID: PMC3063358.
  37. Domouzoglou EM, Maratos-Flier E. Fibroblast growth factor 21 is a metabolic regulator that plays a role in the adaptation to ketosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Apr; 93(4):901S-5. PMID: 21346090; PMCID: PMC3057552.
  38. Aboulaich N, Chui PC, Asara JM, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Polymerase I and transcript release factor regulates lipolysis via a phosphorylation-dependent mechanism. Diabetes. 2011 Mar; 60(3):757-65. PMID: 21282370; PMCID: PMC3046836.
  39. Jaskelioff M, Muller FL, Paik JH, Thomas E, Jiang S, Adams AC, Sahin E, Kost-Alimova M, Protopopov A, Cadiñanos J, Horner JW, Maratos-Flier E, Depinho RA. Telomerase reactivation reverses tissue degeneration in aged telomerase-deficient mice. Nature. 2011 Jan 06; 469(7328):102-6. PMID: 21113150; PMCID: PMC3057569.
  40. Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Lasker lauds leptin. Cell Metab. 2010 Oct 06; 12(4):317-20. PMID: 20889124.
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  41. Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Lasker lauds leptin. Cell. 2010 Oct 01; 143(1):9-12. PMID: 20887884.
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  42. Briancon N, McNay DE, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS. Combined neural inactivation of suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 and protein-tyrosine phosphatase-1B reveals additive, synergistic, and factor-specific roles in the regulation of body energy balance. Diabetes. 2010 Dec; 59(12):3074-84. PMID: 20876718; PMCID: PMC2992768.
  43. Fisher FM, Chui PC, Antonellis PJ, Bina HA, Kharitonenkov A, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Obesity is a fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21)-resistant state. Diabetes. 2010 Nov; 59(11):2781-9. PMID: 20682689; PMCID: PMC2963536.
  44. Shapiro NI, Khankin EV, Van Meurs M, Shih SC, Lu S, Yano M, Castro PR, Maratos-Flier E, Parikh SM, Karumanchi SA, Yano K. Leptin exacerbates sepsis-mediated morbidity and mortality. J Immunol. 2010 Jul 01; 185(1):517-24. PMID: 20519646; PMCID: PMC3997057.
  45. Dushay J, Chui PC, Gopalakrishnan GS, Varela-Rey M, Crawley M, Fisher FM, Badman MK, Martinez-Chantar ML, Maratos-Flier E. Increased fibroblast growth factor 21 in obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Gastroenterology. 2010 Aug; 139(2):456-63. PMID: 20451522; PMCID: PMC4862867.
  46. Adams AC, Astapova I, Fisher FM, Badman MK, Kurgansky KE, Flier JS, Hollenberg AN, Maratos-Flier E. Thyroid hormone regulates hepatic expression of fibroblast growth factor 21 in a PPARalpha-dependent manner. J Biol Chem. 2010 May 07; 285(19):14078-82. PMID: 20236931; PMCID: PMC2863226.
  47. Estall JL, Ruas JL, Choi CS, Laznik D, Badman M, Maratos-Flier E, Shulman GI, Spiegelman BM. PGC-1alpha negatively regulates hepatic FGF21 expression by modulating the heme/Rev-Erb(alpha) axis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 29; 106(52):22510-5. PMID: 20018698; PMCID: PMC2799738.
  48. Glier MB, Pissios P, Babich SL, Macdonald ML, Hayden MR, Maratos-Flier E, Gibson WT. The metabolic phenotype of SCD1-deficient mice is independent of melanin-concentrating hormone. Peptides. 2010 Jan; 31(1):123-9. PMID: 19883709; PMCID: PMC4096855.
  49. Badman MK, Koester A, Flier JS, Kharitonenkov A, Maratos-Flier E. Fibroblast growth factor 21-deficient mice demonstrate impaired adaptation to ketosis. Endocrinology. 2009 Nov; 150(11):4931-40. PMID: 19819944; PMCID: PMC2775979.
  50. Badman MK, Kennedy AR, Adams AC, Pissios P, Maratos-Flier E. A very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet improves glucose tolerance in ob/ob mice independently of weight loss. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Nov; 297(5):E1197-204. PMID: 19738035.
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  51. Patti ME, Houten SM, Bianco AC, Bernier R, Larsen PR, Holst JJ, Badman MK, Maratos-Flier E, Mun EC, Pihlajamaki J, Auwerx J, Goldfine AB. Serum bile acids are higher in humans with prior gastric bypass: potential contribution to improved glucose and lipid metabolism. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Sep; 17(9):1671-7. PMID: 19360006.
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  52. Zhang R, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS. Reduced adiposity and high-fat diet-induced adipose inflammation in mice deficient for phosphodiesterase 4B. Endocrinology. 2009 Jul; 150(7):3076-82. PMID: 19359377; PMCID: PMC2703511.
  53. Willie JT, Sinton CM, Maratos-Flier E, Yanagisawa M. Abnormal response of melanin-concentrating hormone deficient mice to fasting: hyperactivity and rapid eye movement sleep suppression. Neuroscience. 2008 Oct 28; 156(4):819-29. PMID: 18809470; PMCID: PMC2586720.
  54. Zhang R, Dhillon H, Yin H, Yoshimura A, Lowell BB, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS. Selective inactivation of Socs3 in SF1 neurons improves glucose homeostasis without affecting body weight. Endocrinology. 2008 Nov; 149(11):5654-61. PMID: 18669597; PMCID: PMC2584592.
  55. Kokkotou E, Moss AC, Torres D, Karagiannides I, Cheifetz A, Liu S, O'Brien M, Maratos-Flier E, Pothoulakis C. Melanin-concentrating hormone as a mediator of intestinal inflammation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 29; 105(30):10613-8. PMID: 18650383; PMCID: PMC2492477.
  56. Bradley RL, Jeon JY, Liu FF, Maratos-Flier E. Voluntary exercise improves insulin sensitivity and adipose tissue inflammation in diet-induced obese mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Sep; 295(3):E586-94. PMID: 18577694; PMCID: PMC2536732.
  57. Maratos-Flier E. The long reach of leptin. Nat Med. 2008 Jun; 14(6):604-6. PMID: 18535571.
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  58. Bradley RL, Fisher FF, Maratos-Flier E. Dietary fatty acids differentially regulate production of TNF-alpha and IL-10 by murine 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 May; 16(5):938-44. PMID: 18356844; PMCID: PMC4862864.
  59. Pissios P, Frank L, Kennedy AR, Porter DR, Marino FE, Liu FF, Pothos EN, Maratos-Flier E. Dysregulation of the mesolimbic dopamine system and reward in MCH-/- mice. Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Aug 01; 64(3):184-91. PMID: 18281019.
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  60. Katic M, Kennedy AR, Leykin I, Norris A, McGettrick A, Gesta S, Russell SJ, Bluher M, Maratos-Flier E, Kahn CR. Mitochondrial gene expression and increased oxidative metabolism: role in increased lifespan of fat-specific insulin receptor knock-out mice. Aging Cell. 2007 Dec; 6(6):827-39. PMID: 18001293.
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  61. Pissios P, Maratos-Flier E. More than satiety: central serotonin signaling and glucose homeostasis. Cell Metab. 2007 Nov; 6(5):345-7. PMID: 17983579; PMCID: PMC3619724.
  62. Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. What fuels fat. Sci Am. 2007 Sep; 297(3):72-81. PMID: 17784627.
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  63. Handschin C, Chin S, Li P, Liu F, Maratos-Flier E, Lebrasseur NK, Yan Z, Spiegelman BM. Skeletal muscle fiber-type switching, exercise intolerance, and myopathy in PGC-1alpha muscle-specific knock-out animals. J Biol Chem. 2007 Oct 12; 282(41):30014-21. PMID: 17702743.
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  64. Badman MK, Pissios P, Kennedy AR, Koukos G, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Hepatic fibroblast growth factor 21 is regulated by PPARalpha and is a key mediator of hepatic lipid metabolism in ketotic states. Cell Metab. 2007 Jun; 5(6):426-37. PMID: 17550778.
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  65. Kennedy AR, Pissios P, Otu H, Roberson R, Xue B, Asakura K, Furukawa N, Marino FE, Liu FF, Kahn BB, Libermann TA, Maratos-Flier E. A high-fat, ketogenic diet induces a unique metabolic state in mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jun; 292(6):E1724-39. PMID: 17299079.
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  66. Pissios P, Ozcan U, Kokkotou E, Okada T, Liew CW, Liu S, Peters JN, Dahlgren G, Karamchandani J, Kudva YC, Kurpad AJ, Kennedy RT, Maratos-Flier E, Kulkarni RN. Melanin concentrating hormone is a novel regulator of islet function and growth. Diabetes. 2007 Feb; 56(2):311-9. PMID: 17259374.
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  67. Fulton S, Pissios P, Manchon RP, Stiles L, Frank L, Pothos EN, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS. Leptin regulation of the mesoaccumbens dopamine pathway. Neuron. 2006 Sep 21; 51(6):811-22. PMID: 16982425.
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  68. Pissios P, Bradley RL, Maratos-Flier E. Expanding the scales: The multiple roles of MCH in regulating energy balance and other biological functions. Endocr Rev. 2006 Oct; 27(6):606-20. PMID: 16788162.
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  69. Jeon JY, Bradley RL, Kokkotou EG, Marino FE, Wang X, Pissios P, Maratos-Flier E. MCH-/- mice are resistant to aging-associated increases in body weight and insulin resistance. Diabetes. 2006 Feb; 55(2):428-34. PMID: 16443777.
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  70. Bradley RL, Mansfield JP, Maratos-Flier E. Neuropeptides, including neuropeptide Y and melanocortins, mediate lipolysis in murine adipocytes. Obes Res. 2005 Apr; 13(4):653-61. PMID: 15897473.
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  71. Georgescu D, Sears RM, Hommel JD, Barrot M, Bolaños CA, Marsh DJ, Bednarek MA, Bibb JA, Maratos-Flier E, Nestler EJ, DiLeone RJ. The hypothalamic neuropeptide melanin-concentrating hormone acts in the nucleus accumbens to modulate feeding behavior and forced-swim performance. J Neurosci. 2005 Mar 16; 25(11):2933-40. PMID: 15772353.
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  72. Kokkotou E, Jeon JY, Wang X, Marino FE, Carlson M, Trombly DJ, Maratos-Flier E. Mice with MCH ablation resist diet-induced obesity through strain-specific mechanisms. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Jul; 289(1):R117-24. PMID: 15731402.
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  73. Bates SH, Dundon TA, Seifert M, Carlson M, Maratos-Flier E, Myers MG. LRb-STAT3 signaling is required for the neuroendocrine regulation of energy expenditure by leptin. Diabetes. 2004 Dec; 53(12):3067-73. PMID: 15561935.
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  74. Blüher S, Moschos S, Bullen J, Kokkotou E, Maratos-Flier E, Wiegand SJ, Sleeman MW, Sleemann MW, Mantzoros CS. Ciliary neurotrophic factorAx15 alters energy homeostasis, decreases body weight, and improves metabolic control in diet-induced obese and UCP1-DTA mice. Diabetes. 2004 Nov; 53(11):2787-96. PMID: 15504958.
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  75. Bullen JW, Ziotopoulou M, Ungsunan L, Misra J, Alevizos I, Kokkotou E, Maratos-Flier E, Stephanopoulos G, Mantzoros CS. Short-term resistance to diet-induced obesity in A/J mice is not associated with regulation of hypothalamic neuropeptides. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Oct; 287(4):E662-70. PMID: 15361355.
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  76. Gibson WT, Pissios P, Trombly DJ, Luan J, Keogh J, Wareham NJ, Maratos-Flier E, O'Rahilly S, Farooqi IS. Melanin-concentrating hormone receptor mutations and human obesity: functional analysis. Obes Res. 2004 May; 12(5):743-9. PMID: 15166293.
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  77. Tritos NA, Segal-Lieberman G, Vezeridis PS, Maratos-Flier E. Estradiol-induced anorexia is independent of leptin and melanin-concentrating hormone. Obes Res. 2004 Apr; 12(4):716-24. PMID: 15090642.
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  78. Blüher S, Ziotopoulou M, Bullen JW, Moschos SJ, Ungsunan L, Kokkotou E, Maratos-Flier E, Mantzoros CS. Responsiveness to peripherally administered melanocortins in lean and obese mice. Diabetes. 2004 Jan; 53(1):82-90. PMID: 14693701.
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  79. Segal-Lieberman G, Bradley RL, Kokkotou E, Carlson M, Trombly DJ, Wang X, Bates S, Myers MG, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Melanin-concentrating hormone is a critical mediator of the leptin-deficient phenotype. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Aug 19; 100(17):10085-90. PMID: 12897241; PMCID: PMC187774.
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  85. Segal-Lieberman G, Trombly DJ, Juthani V, Wang X, Maratos-Flier E. NPY ablation in C57BL/6 mice leads to mild obesity and to an impaired refeeding response to fasting. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Jun; 284(6):E1131-9. PMID: 12582011.
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  87. Bradley RL, Mansfield JP, Maratos-Flier E, Cheatham B. Melanin-concentrating hormone activates signaling pathways in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Sep; 283(3):E584-92. PMID: 12169453.
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  88. Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. The stomach speaks--ghrelin and weight regulation. N Engl J Med. 2002 May 23; 346(21):1662-3. PMID: 12024001.
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  89. Tritos NA, Mastaitis JW, Kokkotou E, Maratos-Flier E. Characterization of melanin concentrating hormone and preproorexin expression in the murine hypothalamus. Brain Res. 2001 Mar 23; 895(1-2):160-6. PMID: 11259773.
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  90. Mobbs CV, Bray GA, Atkinson RL, Bartke A, Finch CE, Maratos-Flier E, Crawley JN, Nelson JF. Neuroendocrine and pharmacological manipulations to assess how caloric restriction increases life span. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2001 Mar; 56 Spec No 1:34-44. PMID: 12088210.
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  91. Kokkotou EG, Tritos NA, Mastaitis JW, Slieker L, Maratos-Flier E. Melanin-concentrating hormone receptor is a target of leptin action in the mouse brain. Endocrinology. 2001 Feb; 142(2):680-6. PMID: 11159839.
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  92. Ludwig DS, Tritos NA, Mastaitis JW, Kulkarni R, Kokkotou E, Elmquist J, Lowell B, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Melanin-concentrating hormone overexpression in transgenic mice leads to obesity and insulin resistance. J Clin Invest. 2001 Feb; 107(3):379-86. PMID: 11160162; PMCID: PMC199192.
  93. Bradley RL, Kokkotou EG, Maratos-Flier E, Cheatham B. Melanin-concentrating hormone regulates leptin synthesis and secretion in rat adipocytes. Diabetes. 2000 Jul; 49(7):1073-7. PMID: 10909960.
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  94. Kokkotou E, Mastaitis JW, Qu D, Hoersch D, Slieker L, Bonter K, Tritos NA, Maratos-Flier E. Characterization of [Phe(13), Tyr(19)]-MCH analog binding activity to the MCH receptor. Neuropeptides. 2000 Jun-Aug; 34(3-4):240-7. PMID: 11021987.
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  95. Flier J, Maratos-Flier E. Energy homeostasis and body weight. Curr Biol. 2000 Mar 23; 10(6):R215-7. PMID: 10744985.
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  96. Vicent D, Maratos-Flier E, Kahn CR. The branch point enzyme of the mevalonate pathway for protein prenylation is overexpressed in the ob/ob mouse and induced by adipogenesis. Mol Cell Biol. 2000 Mar; 20(6):2158-66. PMID: 10688662; PMCID: PMC110832.
  97. Tritos NA, Maratos-Flier E. Two important systems in energy homeostasis: melanocortins and melanin-concentrating hormone. Neuropeptides. 1999 Oct; 33(5):339-49. PMID: 10657511.
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  98. Elias CF, Saper CB, Maratos-Flier E, Tritos NA, Lee C, Kelly J, Tatro JB, Hoffman GE, Ollmann MM, Barsh GS, Sakurai T, Yanagisawa M, Elmquist JK. Chemically defined projections linking the mediobasal hypothalamus and the lateral hypothalamic area. J Comp Neurol. 1998 Dec 28; 402(4):442-59. PMID: 9862320.
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  99. Shimada M, Tritos NA, Lowell BB, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Mice lacking melanin-concentrating hormone are hypophagic and lean. Nature. 1998 Dec 17; 396(6712):670-4. PMID: 9872314.
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  100. Tritos NA, Vicent D, Gillette J, Ludwig DS, Flier ES, Maratos-Flier E. Functional interactions between melanin-concentrating hormone, neuropeptide Y, and anorectic neuropeptides in the rat hypothalamus. Diabetes. 1998 Nov; 47(11):1687-92. PMID: 9792536.
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  101. Tritos NA, Elmquist JK, Mastaitis JW, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Characterization of expression of hypothalamic appetite-regulating peptides in obese hyperleptinemic brown adipose tissue-deficient (uncoupling protein-promoter-driven diphtheria toxin A) mice. Endocrinology. 1998 Nov; 139(11):4634-41. PMID: 9794475.
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  102. Tritos NA, Elmquist JK, W Mastaitis J, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Characterization of Expression of Hypothalamic Appetite-Regulating Peptides in Obese Hyperleptinemic Brown Adipose Tissue-Deficient (Uncoupling Protein-Promoter-Driven Diphtheria Toxin A) Mice* *This work was supported by a grant from Eli Lilly & Co. (to E.M.F.), NIH Grant DK-R37-28082 (to J.S.F.), and NIH Grant MH-56537 (to J.K.E.). Endocrinology. 1998 Nov 01; 139(11):4634-4641. PMID: 28200207.
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  103. Elmquist JK, Maratos-Flier E, Saper CB, Flier JS. Unraveling the central nervous system pathways underlying responses to leptin. Nat Neurosci. 1998 Oct; 1(6):445-50. PMID: 10196541.
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  104. Vicent D, Piper M, Gammeltoft S, Maratos-Flier E, Kahn CR. Alterations in skeletal muscle gene expression of ob/ob mice by mRNA differential display. Diabetes. 1998 Sep; 47(9):1451-8. PMID: 9726234.
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  105. Ludwig DS, Mountjoy KG, Tatro JB, Gillette JA, Frederich RC, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Melanin-concentrating hormone: a functional melanocortin antagonist in the hypothalamus. Am J Physiol. 1998 Apr; 274(4 Pt 1):E627-33. PMID: 9575823.
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  106. Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E. Obesity and the hypothalamus: novel peptides for new pathways. Cell. 1998 Feb 20; 92(4):437-40. PMID: 9491885.
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  107. Mantzoros CS, Frederich RC, Qu D, Lowell BB, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS. Severe leptin resistance in brown fat-deficient uncoupling protein promoter-driven diphtheria toxin A mice despite suppression of hypothalamic neuropeptide Y and circulating corticosterone concentrations. Diabetes. 1998 Feb; 47(2):230-8. PMID: 9519718.
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  108. Maratos-Flier E. Reovirus and endocrine cells. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 1998; 233(Pt 2):85-91. PMID: 9599933.
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  109. Elmquist JK, Ahima RS, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS, Saper CB. Leptin activates neurons in ventrobasal hypothalamus and brainstem. Endocrinology. 1997 Feb; 138(2):839-42. PMID: 9003024.
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  110. Maratos-Flier E, Qu D, Gammeltoft S. Analysis of gene expression in hypothalamus in obese and normal mice using differential display. Methods Mol Biol. 1997; 85:297-304. PMID: 9276333.
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  111. Ahima RS, Prabakaran D, Mantzoros C, Qu D, Lowell B, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS. Role of leptin in the neuroendocrine response to fasting. Nature. 1996 Jul 18; 382(6588):250-2. PMID: 8717038.
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  112. Mantzoros CS, Qu D, Frederich RC, Susulic VS, Lowell BB, Maratos-Flier E, Flier JS. Activation of beta(3) adrenergic receptors suppresses leptin expression and mediates a leptin-independent inhibition of food intake in mice. Diabetes. 1996 Jul; 45(7):909-14. PMID: 8666142.
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  113. Qu D, Ludwig DS, Gammeltoft S, Piper M, Pelleymounter MA, Cullen MJ, Mathes WF, Przypek R, Kanarek R, Maratos-Flier E. A role for melanin-concentrating hormone in the central regulation of feeding behaviour. Nature. 1996 Mar 21; 380(6571):243-7. PMID: 8637571.
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  114. el-Ghorr AA, Gordon DA, George K, Maratos-Flier E. Regulation of expression of the reovirus receptor on differentiated HL60 cells. J Gen Virol. 1992 Aug; 73 ( Pt 8):1961-8. PMID: 1645137.
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  115. Montgomery LB, Kao CY, Verdin E, Cahill C, Maratos-Flier E. Infection of a polarized epithelial cell line with wild-type reovirus leads to virus persistence and altered cellular function. J Gen Virol. 1991 Dec; 72 ( Pt 12):2939-46. PMID: 1765767.
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  116. Verdin EM, King GL, Maratos-Flier E. Characterization of a common high-affinity receptor for reovirus serotypes 1 and 3 on endothelial cells. J Virol. 1989 Mar; 63(3):1318-25. PMID: 2915382; PMCID: PMC247829.
  117. Verdin EM, Lynn SP, Fields BN, Maratos-Flier E. Uptake of reovirus serotype 1 by the lungs from the bloodstream is mediated by the viral hemagglutinin. J Virol. 1988 Feb; 62(2):545-51. PMID: 3336070; PMCID: PMC250566.
  118. Maratos-Flier E, Kao CY, Verdin EM, King GL. Receptor-mediated vectorial transcytosis of epidermal growth factor by Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. J Cell Biol. 1987 Oct; 105(4):1595-601. PMID: 3312235; PMCID: PMC2114648.
  119. Verdin EM, Maratos-Flier E, Kahn CR, Sodoyez JC, Sodoyez-Goffaux F, De Vos CJ, Lynn SP, Fields BN. Visualization of viral clearance in the living animal. Science. 1987 Apr 24; 236(4800):439-42. PMID: 3031817.
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  120. Maratos-Flier E, Goodman MJ, Murray AH, Kahn CR. Ammonium inhibits processing and cytotoxicity of reovirus, a nonenveloped virus. J Clin Invest. 1986 Oct; 78(4):1003-7. PMID: 3760180; PMCID: PMC423744.
  121. Verdin EM, Maratos-Flier E, Carpentier JL, Kahn CR. Persistent infection with a nontransforming RNA virus leads to impaired growth factor receptors and response. J Cell Physiol. 1986 Sep; 128(3):457-65. PMID: 3018005.
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  122. Maratos-Flier E, Goodman MJ, Fields BN, Kahn CR. Differential effects of viral infection on islet and pituitary cell lines. Endocrinology. 1985 Jun; 116(6):2430-7. PMID: 2986950.
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  123. Maratos-Flier E, Kahn CR, Spriggs DR, Fields BN. Specific plasma membrane receptors for reovirus on rat pituitary cells in culture. J Clin Invest. 1983 Aug; 72(2):617-21. PMID: 6308058; PMCID: PMC1129220.
  124. Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E, Pallotta JA, McIsaac D. Endogenous digitalis-like activity in the plasma of the toad Bufo marinus. Nature. 1979 May 24; 279(5711):341-3. PMID: 221828.
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