It is known that central injection of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) suppresses feeding in rats and chicks, but the systems for GLP-1 are still open with special reference to the chick. The present study was done to determine whether a noradrenergic mechanism contributes to the anorexigenic effect of GLP-1 on the neonatal chick. Central administration of norepinephrine (NE) suppressed food intake with narcolepsy as GLP-1 in chicks. However, in spite of that dopamine (DA) did not affect food intake, coadministration of inhibitor of dopamine-β-hydroxylase (DBH), fusaric acid (FA), attenuated the suppressive effect of GLP-1 on feeding behavior. It is suggested that there may be the interactive relationships between GLP-1 and noradrenergic system in the neonatal chick.
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