Enhanced responsiveness to central prostaglandin E or neuropeptide Y in cold-adapted rats

B. Uzsoki, Á Fekete, E. Pétervári, M. Balaskó, M. Székely

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(1) At their corresponding thermoneutral temperatures, cold-adapted rats, as compared with their non-adapted counterparts, exhibited faster and greater body temperature rises to intracerebroventricular injections of prostaglandin E1. (2) Similar injections of neuropeptide Y induced significantly greater food intakes in cold-adapted than in non-adapted rats. (3) Cold adaptation is concluded to result in increased sensitivity/responsiveness of central regulatory circuits to various stimuli, including hypersensitivity in the regulation of both body temperature and food intake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-504
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Thermal Biology
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - szept. 12 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Developmental Biology

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