Graduate School
Unlisted - International Colle (1999), Biology
Graduate School
Unlisted - International Colle (2003), Cognition and Neuroscience

Research Interest

  • Immune-to-brain communication
  • Molecular neuroendocrinology
  • Neural pathways involved in energy balance
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Vagus nerve


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Lipopolysacharide rapidly and completely suppresses AgRP neuron-mediated food intake in male mice.
Liu Y, Huang Y, Liu T, Wu H, Cui H, Gautron L Endocrinology 2016 Apr en20152081
PPAR? mRNA in the adult mouse hypothalamus: distribution and regulation in response to dietary challenges.
Liu Y, Huang Y, Lee S, Bookout AL, Castorena CM, Wu H, Gautron L Front Neuroanat 2015 9 120
Vagal innervation patterns following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in the mouse.
Gautron L, Zechner JF, Aguirre V Int J Obes (Lond) 2013 Mar
Discrete melanocortin-sensitive neuroanatomical pathway linking the ventral premmamillary nucleus to the paraventricular hypothalamus.
Gautron L, Cravo RM, Elmquist JK, Elias CF Neuroscience 2013 Feb 240C 70-82
Melanocortin-4 receptor expression in different classes of spinal and vagal primary afferent neurons in the mouse.
Gautron L, Lee CE, Lee S, Elmquist JK J. Comp. Neurol. 2012 Dec 520 17 3933-48
Sixteen years and counting: an update on leptin in energy balance.
Gautron L, Elmquist JK J. Clin. Invest. 2011 Jun 121 6 2087-93
Genetic tracing of Nav1.8-expressing vagal afferents in the mouse.
Gautron L, Sakata I, Udit S, Zigman JM, Wood JN, Elmquist JK The Journal of comparative neurology 2011 May 3085-101
Identifying the efferent projections of leptin-responsive neurons in the dorsomedial hypothalamus using a novel conditional tracing approach.
Gautron L, Lazarus M, Scott MM, Saper CB, Elmquist JK. J Comp Neurol June 2010 518(11) 2090-108
Melanocortin-4 receptor expression in a vago-vagal circuitry involved in postprandial functions.
Gautron L, Lee C, Funahashi H, Friedman J, Lee S, Elmquist J J Comp Neurol January 2010 518(1) 6-24
Central administration of resveratrol improves diet-induced diabetes.
Ramadori G, Gautron L, Fujikawa T, Vianna CR, Elmquist JK, Coppari R Endocrinology May 2009 150(12) 5326-33