The present study investigated the sensitivity of 12 forebrain and midbrain structures to the antidipsogenic effect of eledoisin, physalaemin and substance P on angiotensin-induced drinking. The three tachykinins elicited the most potent effects when injected into the nucleus preopticus medialis, the nucleus anterior hypothalami and the subfornical organ. In other sites (nuclei lateralis, ventromedialis and posterior hypothalami, nucleus septi lateralis, nucleus interpeduncularis and substantia grisea periventricularis) the effect was lower, and most of these sites showed different sensitivity to the three tachykinins. Finally, the nucleus septi medialis, the nucleus preopticus lateralis and the substantia nigra were refractory to the three tachykinins. These results show that: (1) the antidipsogenic effect of tachykinins can be elicited not only in forebrain, but also in midbrain structures such as the substantia grisea periventricularis and the nucleus interpeduncularis; (2) the distribution of brain sites sensitive to the antidipsogenic effect of substance P and physalaemin is always overlapping, while this is not true for eledoisin. This probably reflects selective distribution and/or activation of distinct subtypes of tachykinin receptors.

Mapping of brain sites sensitive to the antidipsogenic effect of tachykinins.

MASSI, Maurizio;PERFUMI, Marina Cecilia;
1988

Abstract

The present study investigated the sensitivity of 12 forebrain and midbrain structures to the antidipsogenic effect of eledoisin, physalaemin and substance P on angiotensin-induced drinking. The three tachykinins elicited the most potent effects when injected into the nucleus preopticus medialis, the nucleus anterior hypothalami and the subfornical organ. In other sites (nuclei lateralis, ventromedialis and posterior hypothalami, nucleus septi lateralis, nucleus interpeduncularis and substantia grisea periventricularis) the effect was lower, and most of these sites showed different sensitivity to the three tachykinins. Finally, the nucleus septi medialis, the nucleus preopticus lateralis and the substantia nigra were refractory to the three tachykinins. These results show that: (1) the antidipsogenic effect of tachykinins can be elicited not only in forebrain, but also in midbrain structures such as the substantia grisea periventricularis and the nucleus interpeduncularis; (2) the distribution of brain sites sensitive to the antidipsogenic effect of substance P and physalaemin is always overlapping, while this is not true for eledoisin. This probably reflects selective distribution and/or activation of distinct subtypes of tachykinin receptors.
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