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- Role of serotonergic 5-HT1A and oxytocinergic receptors of the lateral septal area in sodium intake regulation
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
- Univ Taubate
- Univ Araraquara
- Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
- Brazilian research funding agencies
- Several reports have revealed a high density of 5-HT1A receptors in the lateral septal area (LSA), as well as a subpopulation of oxytocin (OT) receptors. Increasing evidence shows that 5-HT1A and OT neurons inhibit sodium urinary excretion. The aim of this study was to investigate the part played by serotonergic(5-HT1A) and oxytocinergic receptors in the LSA in the sodium intake induced in rats by sodium depletion followed by 24 h deprivation. Cannulae were implanted bilaterally into the LSA of rats to enable the introduction of receptor ligands into that brain area. Serotonergic injections of 5-HT (10, 20, and 40 mu g/0.2 mu L) reduced 1.8% NaCl solution intake, but injections (1, 2, and 4 mu g/0.2 mu L) of 8-OH-DPAT, a 5-HT1A agonist, were more effective than 5-HT in reducing 1.8% NaCl intake. Pretreatment of the LSA with the 5-HT1A antagonist pMPPF partially reduced the inhibitory effect of 5-HT and totally reversed the effects of 8-OH-DPAT on 1.8% NaCl intake induced by sodium depletion. Previous treatment with the potent oxytocin receptor antagonist d(CH2)(5)[Tyr(Me)(2)Thr(4), Orn(5), Tyr(NH2)(9)]-vasotocin also totally blocked the inhibitory effects of 5-HT or 8-OH-DPAT on 1.8% NaCl intake. These results show that 5-HTIA serotonergic receptors in the LSA, including some that interact with the oxytocinergic system, modulate sodium intake induced by sodium loss in rats. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Behavioural Brain Research. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 209, n. 2, p. 260-266, 2010.
- Elsevier B.V.
- Lateral septum
- Sodium intake
- Oxytocin antagonist
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