Increased expression of preproneuropeptide Y and preprosomatostatin mRNA in striatum after selective serotoninergic lesions in rats

C. Bendotti, G. Tarizzo, F. Fumagalli, S. Baldessari, R. Samanin

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Abstract

The levels of neuropeptide Y and somatostatin may change when serotoninergic neurotransmission is altered in different brain regions. To assess whether serotonin regulates the synthesis of these peptides, we measured the levels of preproneuropeptide Y (ppNPY) and preprosomatostatin (ppSOM) mRNA in different brain regions after intracerebroventricular injection of 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT), a selective serotonin neurotoxin. The mRNA of these peptides significantly increased in the striatum but not in hippocampus and frontal cortex. It thus appears that serotonin has an inhibitory effect on the biosynthesis of neuropeptide Y and somatostatin in striatum whereas it probably acts by stimulating the release of these peptides in hippocampus and frontal cortex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume160
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1993

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Keywords

  • 5,7-Dihydroxytryptamine
  • Frontal cortex
  • Hippocampus
  • Preproneuropeptide Y mRNA
  • Preprosomatostatin mRNA
  • Rat
  • Serotoninergic lesion
  • Striatum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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