The inhibition of tail-pinch-induced food intake by cholecystokinin octapeptides and their fragments

Gyula Telegdy, Tibor Kádár, Kálmán Kovács, Botond Penke

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The effects of intraperitoneally (ip.) and intracerebroventricularly (icv.) administered sulfated and nonsulfated cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8-SE and CCK-8-NS) and their N- and C-terminal fragments on the tail-pinch-induced feeding behavior of rats were investigated. After ip. administration, only CCK-8-SE inhibited tail-pinch-induced food intake. After icv. administration, both CCK-8-SE and CCK-8-NS, in doses of 800 pmole/rat, reduced the amount of food eaten. Of the CCK fragments tested icv., the sulfated N-terminal fragments, the middle portion of the CCK-8-sequence (the CCK-3-6 fragment), and the C-terminal tetrapeptide depressed the food intake of rats during tail-pinch, whereas the C-terminal tripeptide significantly increased it. The results suggest that CCK peptides inhibit tail-pinch-induced feeding by separate mechanisms, depending on the route of administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 9 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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