The activity of the serotonergic system varies in phase with the sleep-wake cycle, which is associated with changes in several physiological functions, including electroencephalographic activity, brain temperature, and locomotion. The aim of the present study was to clarify which of these parameters correlates better with serotonergic activity in spontaneous conditions. Voltammetric recordings by telemetry of serotonergic metabolism in the medial preoptic area and polygraphic recordings of sleep-wake activity (by means of electroencephalographic delta band, brain cortical temperature and neck electromyographic activity recordings) were simultaneously performed in freely moving rats. Univariate analyses of variance revealed that each variable under investigation was statistically correlated with serotonergic metabolism. When the variables were entered into the model simultaneously, both partial correlation and step-wise multiple regression analyses indicated that the highest correlation exists between serotonergic metabolism and brain cortical temperature. The present data show that serotonergic activity in the medial preoptic area is closely linked to physiological changes in brain temperature. (C) 1999 IBRO. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.

Hypothalamic serotonergic activity correlates better with brain temperature than with sleep-wake cycle and muscle tone in rats / L. Imeri, C. Gemma, M. De Simoni, M. Opp, M. Mancia. - In: NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 0306-4522. - 89:4(1999), pp. 1241-1246. [10.1016/S0306-4522(98)00395-9]

Hypothalamic serotonergic activity correlates better with brain temperature than with sleep-wake cycle and muscle tone in rats

L. Imeri;M. Mancia
1999

Abstract

The activity of the serotonergic system varies in phase with the sleep-wake cycle, which is associated with changes in several physiological functions, including electroencephalographic activity, brain temperature, and locomotion. The aim of the present study was to clarify which of these parameters correlates better with serotonergic activity in spontaneous conditions. Voltammetric recordings by telemetry of serotonergic metabolism in the medial preoptic area and polygraphic recordings of sleep-wake activity (by means of electroencephalographic delta band, brain cortical temperature and neck electromyographic activity recordings) were simultaneously performed in freely moving rats. Univariate analyses of variance revealed that each variable under investigation was statistically correlated with serotonergic metabolism. When the variables were entered into the model simultaneously, both partial correlation and step-wise multiple regression analyses indicated that the highest correlation exists between serotonergic metabolism and brain cortical temperature. The present data show that serotonergic activity in the medial preoptic area is closely linked to physiological changes in brain temperature. (C) 1999 IBRO. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
In vivo voltammetry; Locomotion; Medial preoptic area; Serotonin; Telemetry; Thermoregulation
Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia
NEUROSCIENCE
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