Journal article

Hypotension activates neuropeptide Y-containing neurons in the rat medulla oblongata

KJ McLean, B Jarrott, AJ Lawrence

NEUROSCIENCE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1999

Abstract

The present study was designed to determine whether neurons within cardiovascular control nuclei of the rat brainstem that become activated following a hypotensive insult also possess the capacity to utilize neuropeptide Y. Adult male Wistar-Kyoto rats were injected with glyceryl trinitrate (10 mg/kg, i.p.) or vehicle, and 4 h later anaesthetized (pentobarbitone, 60 mg/kg, i.p.) and transcardially perfused. The brains were removed and processed by standard two-colour peroxidase immunohistochemistry. Activated cells were determined by incubation with a primary antibody to Fos protein, which was followed by a second incubation with a primary antibody to neuropeptide Y for double labelling of F..

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