The effects of NPY on CRF and stress-stimulated cecal motility were investigated by electromyography in rats. Intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of NPY at 300 ng/kg significantly reduced the frequency of spike burst during the first 15 minutes after its administration while no effects was observed at a lower dose (150 ng/kg). Exposure to mental stress (MS) increased significantly (p<0.01) during 45 minutes, the frequency of cecal spike bursts. NPY (300 ng/kg) injected ICV, 30 minutes prior to MS periods abolished the excitatory effects induced by stress. The frequency of cecal spike bursts was also increased during the first 15-minutes following ICV injection of CRF (300 ng/kg). Prior (5 min) ICV administration of NPY (150 ng/kg) abolished the stimulatory effect of CRF on cecal motility. It is concluded that central administration of NPY suppresses the stress-induced cecal motor response probably by inhibiting the pathways involved in CRF mediation of these effects. © 1990.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1990|