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Neuropeptide Y is associated with changes in appetite-associated hypothalamic nuclei but not food intake in a hypophagic avian model.
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PMID:  22921928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
While neuropeptide Y (NPY) has been studied extensively per its pronounced role in food intake stimulation as well as its role in central pathways governing eating disorders, it has to our knowledge not been studied in polygenic models of hypo- and hyperphagia. Thus, the present study was designed to measure central NPY-associated food intake in lines of chickens that have undergone long-term genetic selection for low (LWS) or high (HWS) body weight and exhibit hypo- and hyperphagia, respectively. LWS chicks did not respond with any magnitude of altered food intake to any dose of NPY tested, while HWS chicks responded to all doses of NPY at similar magnitudes throughout the duration of observation. Both lines responded with similar increases in c-Fos immunoreactivity in the lateral hypothalamus and both divisions of the paraventricular nucleus; there were no significant line or line by treatment interactions. These data support the hypothesis that differences exist in the central NPY system of chicks from LWS and HWS lines and may provide novel insight for understanding NPY control of appetite.
Brandon A Newmyer; Wint Nandar; Rebekah I Webster; Elizabeth Gilbert; Paul B Siegel; Mark A Cline
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural brain research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7549     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav. Brain Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8004872     Medline TA:  Behav Brain Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Biology, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142, United States.
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