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Fat as a Basic Taste: CD36 and its Role in Fat Taste


Abstract Epidemiological studies have identified obesity as a risk factor for numerous chronic diseases such as adult onset diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. In both humans and laboratory animals, high-fat diets have been shown to cause obesity. Increases in dietary fat lead to increased energy consumption and, consequently, significant increases in body fat content. CD36 has been implicated in fat perception, preference, and increased consumption, but it is yet to be tested using a behavior paradigm. To study the effect of CD36 on fat taste transmission and fat consumption, four CD36 knockout (experimental) mice and four Black 6 wildtype (control) mice underwent 20 days of fat preference and perception testing. Both groups of mice w... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Jasbi, Paniz (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Wadhera, Devina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychobiology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 79 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Obesity Prevention and Management 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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