Effect of centrally administered sphingomyelin on food intake and hpa axis in chicks

F. Emoto, S. Tomonaga, T. Tachibana, D. M. Denbow, M. Furuse

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Animal Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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