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Reduced adiposity attenuates FGF21 mediated metabolic improvements in the Siberian hamster (2017)
Journal Article
Lewis, J. E., Samms, R. J., Cooper, S., Luckett, J. C., Perkins, A. C., Adams, A. C., …Ebling, F. J. (in press). Reduced adiposity attenuates FGF21 mediated metabolic improvements in the Siberian hamster. Scientific Reports, 7(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03607-x. ISSN 2045-2322

FGF21 exerts profound metabolic effects in Siberian hamsters exposed to long day (LD) photoperiods that increase appetite and adiposity, however these effects are attenuated in short day (SD) animals that display hypophagia and reduced adiposity. The... Read More

Antibody-mediated inhibition of the FGFR1c isoform induces a catabolic lean state in Siberian hamsters (2015)
Journal Article
Samms, R. J., Lewis, J. E., Lory, A., Fowler, M. J., Cooper, S., Warner, A., …Ebling, F. J. (2015). Antibody-mediated inhibition of the FGFR1c isoform induces a catabolic lean state in Siberian hamsters. Current Biology, 25(22), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.010. ISSN 0960-9822

Hypothalamic tanycytes are considered to function as sensors of peripheral metabolism [1]. To facilitate this role, they express a wide range of receptors, including fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1). Using a monoclonal antibody (IMC-H7) th... Read More

Dual effects of fibroblast growth factor 21 on hepatic energy metabolism (2015)
Journal Article
Samms, R. J., Murphy, M., Fowler, M. J., Cooper, S., Emmerson, P., Coskun, T., …Tsintzas, K. (2015). Dual effects of fibroblast growth factor 21 on hepatic energy metabolism. Journal of Endocrinology, 227(1), doi:10.1530/JOE-15-0334. ISSN 0022-0795

The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms by which FGF21 affects hepatic integration of carbohydrate and fat metabolism in Siberian hamsters, a natural model of adiposity. Twelve aged matched adult male Siberian hamsters maintained in t... Read More

Photoperiodic regulation of FGF21 production in the Siberian hamster (2014)
Journal Article
Samms, R. J., Fowler, M. J., Cooper, S., Emmerson, P., Coskun, T., Adams, A. C., …Ebling, F. J. (2014). Photoperiodic regulation of FGF21 production in the Siberian hamster. Hormones and Behavior, 66(1), doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.03.013. ISSN 0018-506X

FGF21 is an endocrine member of the fibroblast growth factor superfamily that has been shown to play an important role in the physiological response to nutrient deprivation. Food restriction enhances hepatic FGF21 production, which serves to engage a... Read More