Viral Vectors for Studying Brain Mechanisms that Control Energy Homeostasis

Cell Metab. 2018 Jun 5;27(6):1168-1175. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2018.05.015.


Viral vectors have been shown to be potent and versatile tools for genome editing. In the present Minireview, we focus on lentiviruses and adeno-associated viruses as vectors and their use in the study of the hypothalamic circuits involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dependovirus*
  • Energy Metabolism*
  • Genetic Therapy
  • Genetic Vectors*
  • Homeostasis*
  • Humans
  • Hypothalamus / physiology*
  • Lentivirus*
  • Mice