Neuropeptide Y induced inhibition of noradrenaline release in rat hypothalamus: role of receptor subtype and nitric oxide

Bitran, M; Tapia, W; Eugenin, E; Orio, P; Boric, MP


We aimed at characterizing the receptor subtype and the signaling pathway involved in the inhibitory effect of neuropeptide Y on the release of endogenous noradrenaline from rat hypothalamus. Slices of hypothalamus were stimulated with two trains of electrical pulses, and the release of noradrenaline and nitric oxide was measured, The electrical stimulation of hypothalamic slices induced a consistent release of both endogenous noradrenaline and NO. Neuropeptide Y inhibited concentration dependently the stimulated noradrenaline release. Similarly, agonists for neuropeptide Y Y-2, Y-2 and Y-5 receptors inhibited noradrenaline release, albeit with a potency lower than neuropeptide Y. GW1229, a selective neuropeptide Y Y-1 receptor antagonist counteracted the effect of neuropeptide Y, but not that of PYY-(3-36), an agonist active at neuropeptide Y Y-5 and Y-2 receptors. These results indicate that the inhibitory effect of neuropeptide Y is likely mediated by several receptor subtypes, including neuropeptide Y Y-2, Y-5 and possibly Y-2 receptors. One mu M NPY significantly enhanced NO release induced by the electrical stimulation. N-G-monomethyl-L-arginine, an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, abolished NO release and blocked the inhibitory effect of neuropeptide Y on noradrenaline release. We conclude that nitric oxide participates in the signaling pathway of neuropeptide Y in the rat hypothalamus. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000084501700010 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: BRAIN RESEARCH
Volumen: 851
Número: 1-2
Fecha de publicación: 1999
Página de inicio: 87
Página final: 93


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