Additional links to content, to act as supplements in your studies and provide a broader scope of information.
Abizaid, A. (2009). Ghrelin and dopamine: New insights on the peripheral regulation of appetite. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 21, 787–793.
Franklin, T.B., Russig, H., Weiss, I.C., Gräff, J. et al. (2010). Epigenetic transmission of the impact of early stress across generations. Biological Psychiatry, 68, 408–415.
McEwen, B.S. (2007). Physiology and neurobiology of stress and adaptation: Central role of the brain.Physiological Reviews, 87, 873–904.
Newman, E.A. (2003). New roles for astrocytes: Regulation of synaptic transmission. Trends in Neurosciences, 10, 536–542.
O’Hara, A.M. & Shanahan, F. (2006). The gut flora as a forgotten organ. EMBO Reports, 7, 688–693.
Szyf, M. (2011). The early life social environment and DNA methylation: DNA methylation mediating the long-term impact of social environments early in life. Epigenetics, 6, 971–978.
The journal Nature had a special issue dedicated to the human microbiome, which has several very informative articles. Follow the link and it will also take you to a number of articles relating gut bacterial illnesses, such as Type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disorder, and other conditions.http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/humanmicrobiota/