Novel galanin receptor subtype specific ligands in feeding regulation
2011 (English)In: Neurochemistry International, ISSN 0197-0186, E-ISSN 1872-9754, Vol. 58, no 6, 714-720 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Galanin a 29/30-residue neuropeptide has been implicated in several functions in the central nervous system, including the regulation of food consumption. Galanin and its analogues administered intraventricularly or into the hypothalamic region of brain have been shown to reliably and robustly stimulate the consumption of food in sated rodents. Three galanin receptor subtypes have been isolated, all present in the hypothalamus, but little is known about their specific role in mediating this acute feeding response. Presently, we introduce several novel GalR2 selective agonists and then compare the most selective of these novel GalR2 subtype selective agonists to known GalR1 selective agonist M617 for their ability to stimulate acute consumption of several foods shown to be stimulated by central administration of galanin. GalR1 selective agonist M617 markedly stimulated acute consumption of high-fat milk, but neither GalR2 selective agonist affected either high-fat milk or cookie mash intake. The present results are consistent with the involvement of GalR1 in mediating the acute feeding consumption by galanin and suggest an approach applicable to exploring galanin receptor specificity in normal and abnormal behavior and physiology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 58, no 6, 714-720 p.
Galanin, Galanin receptor type 2, Feeding, Agonist, GPCR, Neuropeptide
Neurosciences Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research subject Neurochemistry with Molecular Neurobiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68532DOI: 10.1016/j.neuint.2011.02.012ISI: 000290139900014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-68532DiVA: diva2:472832