Journal article

Attenuation of scopolamine-induced learning deficits by LVV-hemorphin-7 in rats in the passive avoidance and water maze paradigms

AL Albiston, ES Pederson, P Burns, B Purcell, JW Wright, JW Harding, FA Mendelsohn, RS Weisinger, SY Chai

BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER | Published : 2004

Abstract

Central administration of angiotensin IV (Ang IV) analogues attenuates scopolamine-induced amnesia. Ang IV mediates its effects by binding to a high affinity, binding site, AT(4) receptor, that has recently been identified as insulin regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP). The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the distinct AT(4) ligand, LVV-hemorphin-7 (LVV-H7), on scopolamine-induced learning deficits, one which involves fear-conditioning and the other spatial learning. Rats were pretreated with an intracerebroventricular (ICV) dose of scopolamine hydrobromide followed by treatment with 1 nmol LVV-H7 or artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF). During the acquisition phase of the wat..

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