Raymond E. Bourey, MD
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Saint Louis University (SLU)
Primary interest – interactions among sleep, physical exercise, insulin secretion, and insulin resistance with emphases on neuroendocrine control of metabolism and perturbations by aging.
We are currently engaged in clinical studies of menopausal insomnia, including treatment, associated metabolic and neuroendocrine changes. We are also exploring a potential relationship among caffeine, slow wave sleep, and action of growth hormone.
This complements our most recent basic research on central nervous system control of gender differences in diet-induced obesity. We have employed in collaboration a Ceacam2 knockout mouse in which females become obese, but males do not. Ceacam2 is expressed in brain and pancreas.