Does neuropeptide Y contribute to the anorectic action of amylin?
MJ Morris, T Nguyen
PEPTIDES | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2001
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a potent feeding stimulant acting at the level of the hypothalamus. Amylin, a peptide co-released with insulin from pancreatic beta cells, inhibits feeding following peripheral or central administration. However, the mechanism by which amylin exerts its anorectic effect is controversial. This study investigated the acute effect of amylin on food intake induced by NPY, and the effect of chronic amylin administration on food intake and body weight in male Sprague Dawley rats previously implanted with intracerebroventricular (icv) cannulae. Rats received 1 nmol NPY, followed by amylin (0.05, 0.1, 0.5 nmol) or 2 microl saline. Increasing doses of amylin resulted in a dose..View full abstract