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Prelimbic cortex 5-HT1A and 5-HT2C receptors are involved in the hypophagic effects caused by fluoxetine in fasted rats

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Author(s):
Stanquini, Laura A. [1] ; Resstel, Leonardo B. M. [2, 3] ; Correa, Fernando M. A. [2] ; Joca, Samia R. L. [1, 3] ; Scopinho, America A. [2]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, Pharmacol Lab, Dept Chem & Phys, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med Ribeirao Preto, Dept Pharmacol, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Interdisciplinary Res Appl Neurosci NAPNA, BR-05508 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior; v. 136, p. 31-38, SEP 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

The regulation of food intake involves a complex interplay between the central nervous system and the activity of organs involved in energy homeostasis. Besides the hypothalamus, recognized as the center of this regulation, other structures are involved, especially limbic regions such as the ventral medial prefrontal cortex (vMPFC). Monoamines, such as serotonin (5-HT), play an important role in appetite regulation. However, the effect in the vMPFC of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), fluoxetine, on food intake has not been studied. The aim of the present study was to study the effects on food intake of fed and fasted rats evoked by fluoxetine injection into the prelimbic cortex (PL), a sub-region of the vMPFC, or given systemically, and which 5-HT receptors in the PL are involved in fluoxetine responses. Fluoxetine was injected into the PL or given systemically in male Wistar rats. Independent groups of rats were pretreated with intra-PL antagonists of 5-HT receptors: 5-HT1A (WAY100635),5-HT2C (SB242084) or 5-HT1B (SB216641). Fluoxetine (0.1; 1; 3; 10 nmol/200 nL) injected into the PL induced a dose-dependent hypophagic effect in fasted rats. This effect was reversed by prior local treatment with WAY100635 (1; 10 nmol) or SB242084 (1; 10 nmol), but not with SB216641 (0.2; 2.5; 10 nmol). Systemic fluoxetine induced a hypophagic effect, which was blocked by intra-PL 5-HT2C antagonist (10 nmol) administration. Our findings suggest that PL 5-HT neurotransmission modulates the central control of food intake and 5-HT1A and 5-HT2C receptors in the PL could be potential targets for the action of fluoxetine. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/06569-5 - The involvement of orexins and BDNF on behavioral consequences induced by caloric restriction
Grantee:Laura Alves Stanquini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate