Indole-pyruvic acid was studied for its short- and long-term effects on electroencephalographic sleep and on food intake in rats implanted with cortical and muscular electrodes. Following a single injection, indole-pyruvic acid (10-50 mg kg-1 i.p.) reduced by 16-23 min (range) the latency of the first slow-wave episode in a dose-related fashion and produced a significant increase in slow-wave sleep time (12-40%) in doses of 10-30 mg kg-1. Rapid eye movement sleep latency and rapid eye movement sleep time were increased (by 23-37 min) and reduced (57-71%) respectively. The effects of indole-pyruvic acid on slow-wave sleep time were still present after 3, 7 and 14 days of chronic administration (10 mg kg-1 day-1), whereas tolerance to the effect of indole-pyruvic acid on rapid eye movement sleep was observed. Daily food consumption was reduced (20-28%) by acute administration of indole-pyruvic acid (15-30 mg kg-1 i.p.), but tolerance developed after 5 days of repeated injections. These findings are in accordance with previous evidence suggesting that indole-pyruvic acid effects may be related to the activation of central serotonin neurons, which are involved in the inhibitory control of sleep and food intake.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||1990|
|Titolo:||Effects of indole-pyruvic acid on sleep and food intake in the rat|
|Autore/i:||E. Merlo Pich; V. Solfrini; G. Biagini; K. Fuxe; L.F. Agnati|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:A1990DT81900007|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0025334616|
|Citazione:||Effects of indole-pyruvic acid on sleep and food intake in the rat / E. Merlo Pich; V. Solfrini; G. Biagini; K. Fuxe; L.F. Agnati. - In: ACTA PHYSIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA. - ISSN 0001-6772. - STAMPA. - 139(1990), pp. 583-589.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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