The effect of different doses of intracerebro-ventricularly administered cholecystokinin octapeptide sulphate ester (CCK-8-SE) was studied on dopamine (DA), norepinephrine (NE) and serotonin (5-HT) contents in the hypothalamus, mesencephalon, amygdala, septum and striatum, 10, 20 and 60 min following administration. The DA and NE content increased and the 5-HT content decreased in the hypothalamus and mesencephalon. A biphasic action was observed in the amygdala of DA, NE and 5-HT depending upon the time and doses used. Similar action was seen on DA and NE in the septum. In the striatum, the DA and 5-HT content decreased while the NE level first increased and then decreased. The data indicate that the CCK-8-SE is able to modify the activity of DA, NE and 5-HT in different brain regions in a time and dose-dependent manner, with a local specific action.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Acta physiologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1981|
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