The administration of salmon Calcitonin (sCT) intravenously (2.5 or 10 μg/kg) or into the lateral cerebral ventricles (2.5 or 25 ng/rat, i.c.v.) of unanaestized male rats induced clearcut decreases in plasma prolactin(PRL) levels. The i.c.v. injection of one of these doses of sCT (25 ng/rat) into rats with median eminence lesions was completely ineffective, while it induced a dramatic decrease in plasma PRL levels of sham-operated rats. Morphine- and heat stress-stimulated PRL levels were also abolished by sCT injection (250 ng/rat i.c.v.). The sCT-induced decrease in PRL levels was completely overcome by haloperidol, a dopamine-receptor blocker. We conclude that sCT may affect PRL secretion via an hypothalamic system, probably involving dopaminergic neurons. The present results indicate that CT, like many others peptides, may affect PRL secretion, directly or indirectly, even though further research is necessary to determine whether this effect has pharmacological or physiological importance.
Calcitonin inhibition of physiological and stimulated prolactin secretion in rats / V. R. Olgiati, F. Guidobono, G. Luisetto, C. Netti, C. Bianchi, A. Pecile. - In: LIFE SCIENCES. - ISSN 0024-3205. - 29:6(1981 Aug 10), pp. 585-594.
|Titolo:||Calcitonin inhibition of physiological and stimulated prolactin secretion in rats|
|Parole Chiave:||Rats, Inbred Strains; Rats; Prolactin; Hot Temperature; Calcitonin; Animals; Injections, Intravenous; Male; Injections, Intraventricular|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||10-ago-1981|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0024-3205(81)90436-7|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|