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Involvement of alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) in differential ethanol exposure and withdrawal related depression in rat: Neuroanatomical–behavioral correlates
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Alpha-MSH in discrete areas may play a role in ethanol-induced antidepressant-like response and withdrawal-induced depression. Expand
Neuropeptide Y attenuates anxiety- and depression-like effects of cholecystokinin-4 in mice
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Inhibition of NPY signaling in the brain by CCK-4 might be causal to anxiety- and depression-like behaviors. Expand
CART in the brain of vertebrates: Circuits, functions and evolution
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An attempt to put together the CART containing neuronal circuitries that have been conclusively demonstrated as well as those which have been proposed, but need confirmation, and to find out the evolutionary antecedents of this neuropeptide. Expand
GABAergic agents prevent alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone induced anxiety and anorexia in rats
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It is suggested that alpha-MSH-induced anxiety and anorexia are due to its negative influence on GABAergic system, and diazepam and muscimol that promote the function of GABA(A) receptors reversed the anxiogenic response and decreased food intake elicited by alpha- MSH. Expand
Central regulation of feeding behavior during social isolation of rat: evidence for the role of endogenous CART system
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Social isolation might down-regulate the hypothalamic CART-containing system, which in turn may lead to increase in food intake and body weight. Expand
Involvement of cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript peptide in the hyperphagic and body weight promoting effects of allopregnanolone in rats
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The results of the present study suggest that ALLO and CART might interact in the brain, and influence food intake and body weight, however, further investigations are needed to clarify the precise mechanisms by which ALLO modulate feeding behavior. Expand
Nicotine evoked improvement in learning and memory is mediated through NPY Y1 receptors in rat model of Alzheimer's disease
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It is suggested that NPY, perhaps acting via NPY Y1 receptors, might interact with the endogenous cholinergic system and play a role in improving the learning and memory processes in the rats with AD-like condition. Expand
Agmatine in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus stimulates feeding in rats: involvement of neuropeptide Y
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The aim was to assess the effect of agmatine on feeding behaviour and its association, if any, with neuropeptide Y (NPY). Expand
Central administration of selective melanocortin 4 receptor antagonist HS014 prevents morphine tolerance and withdrawal hyperalgesia
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The involvement of central MC4 R in the mechanism of development of tolerance and dependence following chronic morphine administration is suggested and targeting this receptor may be a novel strategy to improve the effectiveness of morphine in the treatment of chronic pain. Expand
A role for histone acetylation mechanisms in adolescent alcohol exposure-induced deficits in hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression and neurogenesis markers in adulthood
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Results indicate that AIE exposure increases HDACs and decreases CBP levels that may be associated with a decrease in histone H3 acetylation in the hippocampus, which may be involved in AIE-induced behavioral abnormalities, including anxiety, in adulthood. Expand
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