Juan Manuel Mancilla-Díaz

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The present study examined the effects of 5-HT1A and 5-HT2C receptor agonists on behavioral satiety sequence (BSS) in rats. The 5-HT1A receptor agonist, 8-OH-DPAT (0.5 microg), and the 5-HT2C receptor agonist, Ro-60-0175 (3.0 microg), were injected into the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of rats. The animals were maintained on an ad libitum feeding paradigm(More)
Obesity is a serious worldwide health problem, affecting 20-40% of the population in several countries. According to animal models, obesity is related to changes in the expression of proteins that control energy homeostasis and in neurotransmission associated to regulation of food intake. For example, it has been reported that diet-induced obesity produces(More)
It has been shown that endogenous and exogenous cannabinoids substantially increase feeding. Despite evidence for a role of endocannabinoids in mediating food ingestion, the mechanisms by which CB1 receptor agonists and antagonists have an effect on motivational processes (hunger, satiety) as well as on specific food preference are not entirely understood.(More)
This study refers to the evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Drive for Muscularity Scale among Mexican population. The exploratory factor analysis was carried out with 369 university males (mean age = 20.93 years). A three-factor structure that explains 45.64 % of the variance was found for the scale: 31.10 % by attitudes (α = 0.87), 10.70 % by(More)
The aim of this study was to assess eating behaviours and attitudes in a community sample of 615 adolescent Mexican students recruited at a middle school (192 boys and 226 girls; mean age +/- standard deviation 13.56+/-0.09) and high school (90 boys and 107 girls; mean age 16.04+/-0.12 years), who completed the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT), the Bulimia Test(More)
We examined the effects of 5-HT on the feeding behaviour patterns of rats pretreated with mianserin (5-HT(1B/2A/1D receptor antagonist) or cyproheptadine (a 5-HT(2c) receptor antagonist), injected into the pariventricular hypothalamus nucleus (PVN). The animals were kept at 21 +/- 1 degrees C with a 12 h light and 12 h dark cycle on a self-selected feeding(More)
The present study examined the effects of intra-PVN serotonin injection in mianserin-pretreated rats at the onset of the dark phase of light cycle on the structure of feeding behavior. The drugs were injected into the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus. The animals were maintained in a self-selection feeding paradigm and provided with freely(More)
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