Aldo Gutierrez

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The aim of the present work was to study the potential involvement of melanocortin system in the anorectic mechanism of fluoxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, in obese Zucker rats. Male obese Zucker (fa/fa) rats were administered fluoxetine (10 mg/kg; i.p.) daily for two weeks. The control group was given 0.9% NaCl solution. RT-PCR for(More)
It has been reported that insulin concentration is altered by a hepatic vagotomy following intraperitoneal glucose injection (0.3 g/kg) resulting in supraphysiological blood glucose concentrations. On the other hand, neural activity of the hepatic vagus nerve has been shown to be substantially reduced by lower doses (0.05 g/kg intraportal; 0.1 g/kg(More)
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