Sphignomyelin (SM) is an abundant lipid in myelin and its metabolites are well recognized as bioactive substances. The aim of the present study was to investigate the functions of SM in the chick brain. Intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of SM decreased food intake in chicks. No significant changes in plasma corticosterone, glucose, 5-hydroxytryptamine and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid were detected. Thus anorexia caused by SM injection could be established but its mechanism could not be elucidated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Animal Science and Zoology