1. We measured the concentrations of dopamine (DA), norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (E) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the hypothalamus of 21-d-old male brown-egg layer-type chicks after intracerebroventricular injection of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). 2. The monoamine concentrations of the whole hypothalamus, paraventricular nucleus and lateral hypothalamic area were not significantly affected by GLP-1. 3. However, concentrations of DA, NE and E, but not 5-HT, in the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus (VMH) were significantly decreased by GLP-1. 4. These observations suggest that the anorexigenic effect of GLP-I involves catecholaminergic systems in the VMH in the chick.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science
- Animal Science and Zoology