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Li Jiang-Bo - - 2010
The objective of this study was to clarify the role of a novel agonist with high selectivity and affinity for Y4 receptors in the regulation of food intake. The Y4 receptor agonist BVD-74D was administered to C57BL/6J mice that were fed with a normal or high-fat diet, and to fatty ...
Wirtshafter David - - 2010
Microinjections of the inhibitory GABA-A receptor agonist muscimol into the shell region of the nucleus accumbens (AcbSh) have been reported to induce large increases in food intake, but the effect of these injections on motivational processes is less clear. In the current study, bilateral injections of saline, muscimol (50ng/side) or ...
Bello Nicholas T - - 2010
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and amylin mediate the feedback control of eating by seemingly separate, but overlapping mechanisms. This study examined the effects of combined doses of the GLP-1 agonist, exendin-4 (Ex-4), and the amylin analog, salmon calcitonin (sCT), on food intake and meal patterns in adult male rhesus monkeys. Monkeys ...
Pulman K G T - - 2010
Intra-accumbens stimulation of GABA receptors results in a robust increase in food intake. However the differential consequences of stimulating GABA(A) and GABA(B) receptors in the nucleus accumbens have not been extensively explored with respect to feeding behaviour. Here we compare the effects of the GABA(B) receptor agonist baclofen and GABA(A) ...
Kang Ki Sung - - 2011
Although spice compounds have several pharmacological and biochemical actions such as antioxidant activity, their physiological effects on neuropeptides related to feeding regulation are not well known. The aim of the present study was to identify the pharmacological activities of spice compounds on appetite regulation using a goldfish (Carassius auratus) model ...
Kim Byung-Joon - - 2010
Fusion proteins made up of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and exendin-4 (EX-4) fused to a nonglycosylated form of human transferrin (GLP-1-Tf or EX-4-Tf) were produced and characterized. GLP-1-Tf activated the GLP-1 receptor, was resistant to inactivation by peptidases, and had a half-life of approximately 2 days, compared with 1 to ...
Cline Mark A - - 2010
Effects of intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of calcitonin (CT) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) on food and water intake were measured in two lines of White Plymouth Rock chickens from a common base population that have undergone long-term divergent selection for either low (LWS) or high (HWS) juvenile body weight. These ...
Roitman Mitchell F - - 2010
Many therapies designed to reduce food intake and body weight act, in part, by blocking the dopamine transporter (DAT) - a protein responsible for clearing extracellular dopamine (DA) after release thereby terminating its action. Here, we found that a single injection of the drug trodusquemine (MSI-1436) decreased food intake in ...
Washington Martha C - - 2010
Exenatide is a synthetic agonist of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor, which has also been shown to reduce food intake. The goal of this work is to test the hypothesis that exenatide reduces food intake and activates the enteric nervous system (ENS; myenteric and submucosal plexuses) of the gastrointestinal (GI) ...
Tachibana Tetsuya - - 2010
Neuromedin S (NMS) is recognized as an anorexigenic peptide in the brain of mammals. In chicks (Gallus gallus), however, the effect of NMS has not been investigated. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate whether intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of NMS affected feeding and drinking behavior in chicks. ...
Goldsworthy Graham - - 2010
When injected into adult or nymphal Locusta that have been deprived of food for 2h, immunogens such as laminarin and bacterial LPS can induce an almost immediate dose-dependent state of anorexia for at least 1h. Such anorexia is a component of a medley of physiological and behavioural changes called collectively ...
Olszewski Pawel K - - 2010
Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ), the nociceptin opioid peptide (NOP) receptor ligand, increases feeding when injected centrally. Initial data suggest that N/OFQ blocks the development of a conditioned taste aversion (CTA). The current project further characterized the involvement of N/OFQ in the regulation of hunger vs. aversive responses in rats by employing ...
Taha Sharif A - - 2010
It is well established that opioid signaling in the central nervous system constitutes a powerful stimulus for food intake. The role of opioids in determining food preference, however, is less well defined. Opioids have been proposed to promote intake of preferred foods, or, alternatively, to preferentially increase consumption of fat. ...
Cordeira Joshua W JW Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, - - 2010
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor, TrkB, play prominent roles in food intake regulation through central mechanisms. However, the neural circuits underlying their anorexigenic effects remain largely unknown. We showed previously that selective BDNF depletion in the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) of mice resulted in hyperphagic behavior and obesity. Here, ...
Cline Mark A - - 2010
The central mechanism that mediates litorin-induced satiety is poorly understood, and has not been studied in a non-mammalian species. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine if litorin-induced satiety in an alternative vertebrate model, the chick, and to elucidate some of the central mechanisms that are associated with ...
Peter Jean-Christophe - - 2010
The hypothalamic melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) is a constituent of an important pathway regulating food intake and energy expenditure. We produced a monoclonal antibody (mAb) directed against the N-terminal domain of the MC4R and evaluated its potential as a possible therapeutic agent. This mAb (1E8a) showed specific binding to the MC4R ...
Liu Kevin K-C - - 2010
Brain-penetrable proline amides were developed as 5HT2c agonists with more than 1000-fold binding selectivity against 5HT2b receptor. After medicinal chemistry optimization and SAR studies, orally active proline amides with robust efficacy in a rodent food intake inhibition model were uncovered.
Azpeleta Clara - - 2010
The present study focused on the effects of a subchronic melatonin treatment on locomotor activity and cortisol plasma levels in goldfish. We compared two different administration routes: peripheral (10 microg/g body weight) versus central (1 microg/microl) injections of melatonin for 7 or 4 days, respectively. Daily locomotor activity, including both ...
Zheng Huiyuan - - 2010
Melanocortin-3/4 receptor ligands administered to the caudal brain stem potently modulate food intake by changing meal size. The origin of the endogenous ligands is unclear, because the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus and the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) harbor populations of proopiomelanocortin (POMC)-expressing neurons. Here we demonstrate that ...
Matsuda Kouhei - - 2010
In submammalian vertebrates, corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) acts as an anorexigenic neuropeptide as well as a potent stimulator of corticotropin and thyrotropin release from the pituitary. As a step for demonstrating the involvement of CRF in the feeding regulation of anuran larvae, which are known to stop feeding toward the metamorphic ...
Tibiriça Eduardo - - 2010
Cannabis sativa (also known as marijuana) has been cultivated by man for more than 5,000 years. However, there was a rise in its use in the 20th century for recreational, religious or spiritual, and medicinal purposes. The main psychoactive constituent of cannabis, whose structure was identified in the 1960's, is ...
Katsuura Yoshihiro - - 2010
Opioid signaling has been strongly implicated in driving palatable food consumption. The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) is one important site of this effect; hyperphagia elicited by administration of exogenous mu opioid receptor (MOR) ligands in this brain region has been well documented. However, the role that endogenous opioid ligands in the ...
Bellinger L L - - 2010
It is unclear what contribution food intake and metabolism have in causing weight loss after administering a dose of nicotine equivalent to smoking one to three packs of cigarettes per day because previous studies have been of a very short duration. To address this question, male Sprague Dawley rats were ...
Tallett A J - - 2010
In view of its potential advantages, drug polytherapy is currently attracting significant interest in the field of obesity research. In this context, concurrent manipulation of serotonergic and cannabinoid pathways in rodents has been found to reduce food and fluid intake in both an additive or synergistic manner. To further assess ...
Guthoff Martina - - 2010
Context: Previous data suggest a key role of central nervous insulin action in regulating energy homeostasis. Objective: We therefore investigated whether insulin modulates brain responses to food and nonfood pictures in a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Design and Patients: Nine healthy, normal-weight subjects underwent two functional magnetic resonance imaging ...
Su Yijing - - 2010
Nesfatin-1 is recently reported as a satiety molecule to suppress food intake via the melanocortin signaling in hypothalamus when injected centrally and peripherally. Here we report that nesfatin-1 is also anti-hyperglycemic. It was found that the intravenous injection of nesfatin-1 significantly reduced blood glucose in hyperglycemic db/db mice. This anti-hyperglycemic ...
Adamson Trinka W - - 2010
The cachexia-anorexia syndrome, in which patients suffering from chronic illness lack the desire to eat and experience weight loss, creates a serious clinical problem when patients are attempting to overcome the disease process. Endotoxin (ET) has many actions in the brain and peripheral injections can affect regulation of monoamines in ...
Barson Jessica R - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Specialized hypothalamic systems that increase food intake might also increase ethanol intake. To test this possibility, morphine and receptor-specific opioid agonists were microinjected in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of rats that had learned to drink ethanol. To cross-validate the results, naloxone methiodide (m-naloxone), an opioid antagonist, was microinjected with ...
Cottone Pietro P Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, Pearson Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research, Harold L Dorris Neurological Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. - - 2009
Dieting to control body weight involves cycles of deprivation from palatable food that can promote compulsive eating. The present study shows that rats withdrawn from intermittent access to palatable food exhibit overeating of palatable food upon renewed access and an affective withdrawal-like state characterized by corticotropin-releasing factor-1 (CRF(1)) receptor antagonist-reversible ...
Kim Eun Ran - - 2010
Central administration of neuromedins and neuromedin-related peptides suppresses food intake in rodents. Neurotensin- and neuromedin U (NMU)-induced anorexia is mainly mediated through neurotensin receptor 1 (Ntsr1) and NMU receptor 2, respectively. Xenin belongs to the neurotensin family and suppresses food intake via an unknown receptor. It has been suggested that ...
Solntseva S V - - 2009
The effects of the protein synthesis inhibitor cycloheximide and serotonin and NMDA glutamate receptor antagonists on the processes of consolidation of an associative skill consisting of refusing a particular foodstuff were studied in the common snail. When animals were trained on the background of cycloheximide, the skill was not acquired. ...
Tallett A J - - 2010
Sibutramine is one of a small number of clinically approved anti-obesity agents while naloxone not only has intrinsic anorectic efficacy but, in low doses, also produces additive/synergistic anorectic effects in combination with other compounds. In view of the potential advantages of drug polytherapy over conventional monotherapy, the present study explored ...
Shinohara Yuhei - - 2009
It has been suggested that the activation of cannabinoid receptors in the nucleus accumbens shell facilitates feeding behavior. However, it remains unclear whether cannabinoid ligands enhance the palatability of food to facilitate feeding. In this study, we examined whether microinjecting an endogenous cannabinoid agonist, anandamide into the nucleus accumbens shell ...
Fedeli Amalia - - 2009
Neuropeptide S (NPS) is a recently discovered neurotransmitter that binds to its cognate G-protein coupled receptor, NPSR. Previous studies have shown that central administration of this peptide induces anxiolytic-like effects, promotes arousal and inhibits feeding in the same dose range. In the present study, we sought to investigate further the ...
Pratt Wayne E - - 2009
Substantial evidence suggests that pharmacological manipulations of neural serotonin pathways influence ingestive behaviors. Despite the known role of the nucleus accumbens in directing appetitive and consummatory behavior, there has been little examination of the influences that serotonin receptors may play in modulating feeding within nucleus accumbens circuitry. In these experiments, ...
Uslaner Jason M - - 2010
RATIONALE: Compounds which decrease NMDA receptor functioning, such as PCP and ketamine have abuse liability, whereas co-agonists of the NMDA receptor attenuate some of the behavioral and neurochemical effects of stimulant drugs. Here we examined the effects of a glycine transporter (GlyT1) inhibitor, which elevates glycine and hence NMDA signaling, ...
Kellert Brian A - - 2009
We examined whether estrogen negatively modulates cannabinoid-induced regulation of food intake, core body temperature and neurotransmission at proopiomelanocortin (POMC) synapses. Food intake was evaluated in ovariectomized female guinea pigs abdominally implanted with thermal DataLoggers and treated s.c. with the cannabinoid CB(1)/CB(2) receptor agonist WIN 55,212-2, the CB(1) receptor antagonist AM251 ...
Kim Eun-Mee - - 2009
Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fitted with two cannulae in the VTA and one cannula in the NTS for co-administration of the micro-opioid receptor agonist DAMGO in one site and the opioid antagonist naltrexone in the other. Injection of DAMGO into the VTA or the NTS stimulated feeding. The increase in ...
Barrera Jason G - - 2009
Glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 is a regulatory peptide synthesized in the gut and the brain that plays an important role in the regulation of food intake. Both GLP-1 and exendin (Ex)-4, a long-acting GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1r) agonist, reduce food intake when administered intracerebroventricularly, whereas Ex4 is much more potent at suppressing ...
Semple Graeme - - 2009
A series of pyrimidine analogues derived from ATC0175 were potent antagonists of human MCH-R1 in vitro. Significantly improved receptor selectivity was achieved with several analogues from this series, but no improvement in brain partitioning was noted. One example from this series was shown to inhibit food intake and decrease body ...
Hou I-Ching - - 2009
We found that beta-lactotensin (His-Ile-Arg-Leu), which has been isolated as an ileum-contracting peptide from chymotrypsin digest of bovine beta-lactoglobulin, dose-dependently suppresses food intake after intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) or intraperitoneal administration at a dose of 40 nmol/mouse or 100mg/kg, respectively, in fasted mice. Orally administered beta-lactotensin also suppressed food intake at 500 ...
Smith Marissa L - - 2009
The role of gamma melanocyte stimulating hormone (gamma-MSH) in appetite regulation is controversial in mammals and to our knowledge unreported within the avian class. Thus, the present study was designed to determine the effects of intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) administered gamma2-MSH on food intake using Cobb-500 chicks as models. In Experiment 1, ...
Barson Jessica R - - 2009
The nucleus accumbens (NAc) participates in the control of both motivation and addiction. To test the possibility that opioids in the NAc can cause rats to select ethanol in preference to food, Sprague-Dawley rats with ethanol, food, and water available, were injected with two doses each of morphine, the mu-receptor ...
Moghaddam A G - - 2010
Oxyntomodulin (OXM) is a peptide released from the gut and attenuates food intake by acting on hypothalamus. However, its role at the molecular level is not well studied. In the first section of this study, we analysed the effect of OXM on food intake behaviour after injecting into the lateral ...
Will Matthew J - - 2009
The present experiments were conducted to provide a more detailed behavioral analysis of the dissociable roles of the basolateral (BLA) and central nucleus (CeA) of the amygdala in mediating intra-accumbens (Acb) opioid-induced feeding of a high-fat diet. Confirming previous findings, temporary inactivation of the CeA with the GABAA agonist muscimol ...
Cline Mark A - - 2010
Although LPLRFamide was the first member of the RFamide family to be isolated from a vertebrate species, its effects on hunger and satiety-related processes are poorly documented. Thus, we intracerebroventricularly administered LPLRFamide (3.0-15.0 nmol) to both Cobb-500 (a broiler type of Gallus gallus) and Bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) chicks and ...
Salamone John D - - 2009
Nucleus accumbens dopamine (DA) is involved in effort-related aspects of food motivation. Accumbens DA depletions reduce the tendency of rats to work for food, and alter effort-related choice, but leave other aspects of food motivation and appetite intact. DA and adenosine receptors interact to regulate effort-related processes. Adenosine A(2A) antagonists ...
Sink K S - - 2009
RATIONALE: Drugs that interfere with cannabinoid CB1 transmission suppress food-motivated behaviors and may be useful as appetite suppressants, but there is uncertainty about the locus of action for the feeding-suppression effects of these drugs. OBJECTIVE: The present work was conducted to determine if two drugs that interfere with cannabinoid receptor ...
Feifel David - - 2010
The neurotensin-1 (NT1) receptor has been implicated in mediating a number of important neurotensin effects. We have found that PD149163, a selective, brain-penetrating, NT1 receptor agonist, produces a number of therapeutic-like preclinical effects after peripheral administration including pro-cognitive, antipsychotic and anxiolytic effects. In this study, we investigated PD149163's effect on ...
Gotoh Koro - - 2009
Menopause is one of the triggers that induce obesity. Estradiol (E2), corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), and hypothalamic neuronal histamine are anorexigenic substances within the hypothalamus. This study examined the interactions among E2, CRH, and histamine during the regulation of feeding behavior and obesity in rodents. Food intake was measured in rats ...
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