Since reduced levels of brain serotonin are known to cause behavioural abnormalities, to which diabetics are also prone, we investigated the effect, in rats, of chronic diabetes on brain serotonin concentration and on the numbers of 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors in cerebral cortex and brainstem. Our data show that streptozotocin induces a longlasting hyperglicemia that is associated with a decrease in cerebral concentration of serotonin and with an accompanying increase in the maximum number of 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors in the brain areas studied. Our results may suggest that changes in serotonergic transmission in the CNS play a role in diabetes-related behavioural abnormalities.

Streptozotocin-induced diabetes provokes changes in serotonin concentration and on 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors in the rat brain / Sandrini, Maurizio; Vitale, Giovanni; Vergoni, Anna Valeria; Ottani, Alessandra; Bertolini, Alfio. - In: LIFE SCIENCES. - ISSN 0024-3205. - STAMPA. - 60:(1997), pp. 1393-1397.

Streptozotocin-induced diabetes provokes changes in serotonin concentration and on 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors in the rat brain

SANDRINI, Maurizio;VITALE, Giovanni;VERGONI, Anna Valeria;OTTANI, Alessandra;BERTOLINI, Alfio
1997

Abstract

Since reduced levels of brain serotonin are known to cause behavioural abnormalities, to which diabetics are also prone, we investigated the effect, in rats, of chronic diabetes on brain serotonin concentration and on the numbers of 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors in cerebral cortex and brainstem. Our data show that streptozotocin induces a longlasting hyperglicemia that is associated with a decrease in cerebral concentration of serotonin and with an accompanying increase in the maximum number of 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors in the brain areas studied. Our results may suggest that changes in serotonergic transmission in the CNS play a role in diabetes-related behavioural abnormalities.
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Streptozotocin-induced diabetes provokes changes in serotonin concentration and on 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors in the rat brain / Sandrini, Maurizio; Vitale, Giovanni; Vergoni, Anna Valeria; Ottani, Alessandra; Bertolini, Alfio. - In: LIFE SCIENCES. - ISSN 0024-3205. - STAMPA. - 60:(1997), pp. 1393-1397.
Sandrini, Maurizio; Vitale, Giovanni; Vergoni, Anna Valeria; Ottani, Alessandra; Bertolini, Alfio
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