We investigated the effects of /ASU1-7/eel calcitonin (ASU1-7eelCT) on basal and stimulated prolactin (PRL) release in male rats. /ASU1-7/eelCT was administered intracerebroventricularly (icv) into freely moving rats with indwelling catheters. The administration of /ASU1-7/eelCT (2.5 micrograms/rat, icv) significantly inhibited basal PRL secretion. When PRL secretion was stimulated by exposing rats to restraint stress, /ASU1-7/eelCT (250 ng; 800 ng; 2.5 micrograms/rat, icv) dose-relatedly inhibited the PRL surges at 10 min after stress. The same doses of icv /ASU1-7/eelCT were effective in inhibiting morphine (6 mg/kg, intracarotid, ia-induced PRL release. No effect on stress-induced PRL secretion was observed when the peptide was administered intracarotid at the dose of 10 micrograms/rat. These results demonstrate that /ASU1-7/eelCT, as we previously observed with salmon calcitonin (sCT), has central inhibitory activity on PRL secretion, probably through enhancement of hypothalamic inhibitory pathways involved in the control of PRL.

Inhibitory effects of centrally administered /ASU1-7/eel calcitonin on basal and stimulated prolactin release in rats / V. Sibilia, C. Netti, F. Guidobono, I. Villa, A. Pecile. - In: JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION. - ISSN 0391-4097. - 13:6(1990 Jun), pp. 507-511.

Inhibitory effects of centrally administered /ASU1-7/eel calcitonin on basal and stimulated prolactin release in rats

V. Sibilia
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F. Guidobono;
1990

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We investigated the effects of /ASU1-7/eel calcitonin (ASU1-7eelCT) on basal and stimulated prolactin (PRL) release in male rats. /ASU1-7/eelCT was administered intracerebroventricularly (icv) into freely moving rats with indwelling catheters. The administration of /ASU1-7/eelCT (2.5 micrograms/rat, icv) significantly inhibited basal PRL secretion. When PRL secretion was stimulated by exposing rats to restraint stress, /ASU1-7/eelCT (250 ng; 800 ng; 2.5 micrograms/rat, icv) dose-relatedly inhibited the PRL surges at 10 min after stress. The same doses of icv /ASU1-7/eelCT were effective in inhibiting morphine (6 mg/kg, intracarotid, ia-induced PRL release. No effect on stress-induced PRL secretion was observed when the peptide was administered intracarotid at the dose of 10 micrograms/rat. These results demonstrate that /ASU1-7/eelCT, as we previously observed with salmon calcitonin (sCT), has central inhibitory activity on PRL secretion, probably through enhancement of hypothalamic inhibitory pathways involved in the control of PRL.
Morphine; PRL; Stress; |ASU1-7|eel calcitonin
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