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Y2 receptor-selective agonist delays the estrogen-induced luteinizing hormone surge in ovariectomized ewes, but Y1-receptor-selective agonist stimulates voluntary food intake

IJ Clarke, K Backholer, AJ Tilbrook



Neuropeptide Y (NPY) plays a major role in the regulation of food intake, regulation of homeostasis, and neuroendocrine function. We have previously shown that third ventricular infusion of this peptide delays the estradiol benzoate-induced surge in LH secretion in ovariectomized ewes. To determine the receptor subtype that transmits this effect, we have now used the same model to infuse a Y1 receptor agonist [NPY Leu31 Pro34], a Y2 receptor agonist (PYY3-36), and a Y4 receptor agonist (pancreatic polypeptide). We monitored the surges in animals given these agonists or artificial cerebrospinal fluid by measuring plasma LH levels, and we also measured daily voluntary food intake (VFI). A low ..

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