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Naganuma F, Bandaru SS, Absi G, Chee MJ, Vetrivelan R (2019) Melanin-concentrating hormone neurons promote rapid eye movement sleep independent of glutamate release. Brain Struct Funct 224:99 —110.


Imbernon M, Sanchez-Rebordelo E, Romero- Picó A, 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, Lopez M, Nogueiras R (2016) Hypothalamic kappa opioid receptor mediates both diet- and MCH-induced liver damage through inflammation and ER stress. Hepatology 64:1086 —1104.


Singhal G, Fisher FM, Chee MJ, Tan TG, El Ouaamari A, Adams AC,Najarian R, Kulkarni RN, Benoist C, Flier JS, Maratos-Flier E (2016) Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) protects against high fat diet induced inflammation and islet hyperplasia in pancreas. PLoS One 11:e0148252


Lutchman DW, Chee MJ, Doslikova B, Marks DL, Baracos VE, Colmers WF (2015) 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 10:0139462


Chee MJ, Douris N, Forrow AB, Monnard A, Lu S, Flaherty SE 3rd, Adams AC, Maratos-Flier E (2015) Melanin-concentrating hormone is necessary for olanzapine-inhibited locomotor activity in male mice. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 25:1808 —1816.


Douris N, Stevanovic D, Fisher FM, Cisu T, Chee MJ, Ngyuen NL, Zarebidaki E, Adams AC, Kharitonenkov A, Flier JS, Bartness TJ, Maratos-Flier E (2015) Central fibroblast growth factor 21 browns white fat via sympathetic action in male mice. Endocrinology 156:2470 —2481.


Chee MJ, Arrigoni E, Maratos-Flier E (2015) Melanin-concentrating hormone neurons release glutamate for feed-forward inhibition of the lateral septum. J Neurosci 35:3644 —3651.


*Williams RH, *Chee MJ, Kroeger D, Ferrari LL, Maratos-Flier E, Scammell TE, Arrigoni E (2014) Optogenetic mediated release of histamine reveals distal and autoregulatory mechanisms for controlling arousal. J Neurosci 34:6023 —6029.


Chee MJ, Pissios P, Prasad D, Maratos-Flier E (2014) Expression of melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 2 protects against diet-induced obesity in male mice. Endocrinology 155:81 —88.


Chee MJ, Pissios P, Maratos-Flier E (2013) Neurochemical characterization of neurons expressing melanin-concentrating hormonereceptor 1 in the mouse hypothalamus. J Comp Neurol 521:2208 —2234.


*Suzuki R, *Ferris HA, Chee MJ, Maratos-Flier E, Kahn CR (2013) Reduction of the cholesterol sensor SCAP in the brains of mice causes impaired synaptic transmission and altered cognitive function. PLoS Biol 11:e1001532