Simultaneous recordings of sleep-wake activity and of serotonergic metabolism in the medial preoptic area were performed in freely moving rats after the intracerebroventricular injection of interleukin-1 (IL-1) at dark onset. IL-1 (2.5 ng) induced a biphasic increase in slow-wave sleep and an early increase in serotonergic metabolism starting 30 min postinjection. Phasic, state-specific changes (which have been described in spontaneous sleep) were superimposed on this tonic, overall increase in serotonergic metabolism. IL-1 (25 ng) induced an increase in wakefulness and a delayed increase in serotonergic metabolism, which started 120 min postinjection. This suggests that the time course of the serotonergic activation could play a role in mediating IL-1 effects on sleep. Both doses of IL-1 induced a similar and significant increase in brain cortical temperature, suggesting that IL-1 effects on sleep are not a secondary effect of the increase in cortical temperature and that the serotonergic system is not involved in IL-1-induced fever.

Interleukin-1 induces changes in sleep, brain temperature, and serotonergic metabolism / C. Gemma, L. Imeri, M. DeSimoni, M. Mancia. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY. REGULATORY, INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY. - ISSN 0363-6119. - 272:2(1997), pp. R601-R606.

Interleukin-1 induces changes in sleep, brain temperature, and serotonergic metabolism

L. Imeri
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M. Mancia
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1997

Abstract

Simultaneous recordings of sleep-wake activity and of serotonergic metabolism in the medial preoptic area were performed in freely moving rats after the intracerebroventricular injection of interleukin-1 (IL-1) at dark onset. IL-1 (2.5 ng) induced a biphasic increase in slow-wave sleep and an early increase in serotonergic metabolism starting 30 min postinjection. Phasic, state-specific changes (which have been described in spontaneous sleep) were superimposed on this tonic, overall increase in serotonergic metabolism. IL-1 (25 ng) induced an increase in wakefulness and a delayed increase in serotonergic metabolism, which started 120 min postinjection. This suggests that the time course of the serotonergic activation could play a role in mediating IL-1 effects on sleep. Both doses of IL-1 induced a similar and significant increase in brain cortical temperature, suggesting that IL-1 effects on sleep are not a secondary effect of the increase in cortical temperature and that the serotonergic system is not involved in IL-1-induced fever.
5-hydroxyindole acetic acid; cytokine; rat; sleep-wake cycle; thermoregulation
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