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Melissa Chee, Ph.D.


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  1. Arrigoni E, Chee MJS, Fuller PM. To eat or to sleep: That is a lateral hypothalamic question. Neuropharmacology. 2018 Nov 30. PMID: 30503993.
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  2. Naganuma F, Bandaru SS, Absi G, Chee MJ, Vetrivelan R. Melanin-concentrating hormone neurons promote rapid eye movement sleep independent of glutamate release. Brain Struct Funct. 2019 Jan; 224(1):99-110. PMID: 30284033.
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  3. Imbernon M, Sanchez-Rebordelo E, Romero-Picó A, Kalló I, Chee MJ, Porteiro B, Al-Massadi O, Contreras C, Fernø J, Senra A, Gallego R, Folgueira C, Seoane LM, van Gestel M, Adan RA, Liposits Z, Dieguez C, López M, Nogueiras R. Hypothalamic kappa opioid receptor mediates both diet-induced and melanin concentrating hormone-induced liver damage through inflammation and endoplasmic reticulum stress. Hepatology. 2016 10; 64(4):1086-104. PMID: 27387967.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  4. 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.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Luchtman DW, Chee MJ, Doslikova B, Marks DL, Baracos VE, Colmers WF. Defense of Elevated Body Weight Setpoint in Diet-Induced Obese Rats on Low Energy Diet Is Mediated by Loss of Melanocortin Sensitivity in the Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0139462. PMID: 26444289.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
  6. 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.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. 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.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. 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.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. 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.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. 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.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. 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.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. 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.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  13. Mercer RE, Michaelson SD, Chee MJ, Atallah TA, Wevrick R, Colmers WF. Magel2 is required for leptin-mediated depolarization of POMC neurons in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus in mice. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(1):e1003207. PMID: 23341784.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  14. Mercer RE, Chee MJ, Colmers WF. The role of NPY in hypothalamic mediated food intake. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2011 Oct; 32(4):398-415. PMID: 21726573.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  15. 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.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  16. Chee MJ, Price CJ, Statnick MA, Colmers WF. Nociceptin/orphanin FQ suppresses the excitability of neurons in the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus. J Physiol. 2011 Jul 01; 589(Pt 13):3103-14. PMID: 21502286.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  17. Chee MJ, Myers MG, Price CJ, Colmers WF. Neuropeptide Y suppresses anorexigenic output from the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus. J Neurosci. 2010 Mar 03; 30(9):3380-90. PMID: 20203197.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. Gruber KA, Fan W, Akerberg H, Larhammar D, Chee MJ, Colmers WF, Cone RD. Neuropeptide Y and gamma-melanocyte stimulating hormone (gamma-MSH) share a common pressor mechanism of action. Endocrine. 2009 Jun; 35(3):312-24. PMID: 19363600.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  19. Chee MJ, Mörl K, Lindner D, Merten N, Zamponi GW, Light PE, Beck-Sickinger AG, Colmers WF. The third intracellular loop stabilizes the inactive state of the neuropeptide Y1 receptor. J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov 28; 283(48):33337-46. PMID: 18812316.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  20. Chee MJ, Colmers WF. Y eat? Nutrition. 2008 Sep; 24(9):869-77. PMID: 18662858.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.