Linda M Wilson

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Male Sprague-Dawley rats (180 g) and 28-day-old Single Comb White Leghorn Cockerels (300 g) were orally dosed with deoxynivalenol (DON) at 2.5 mg kg-1 body weight. In the first experiment, whole brains were collected at 2, 6, 12, 24 and 48 hours after the toxin treatment and analyzed for brain biogenic monoamines by high-performance liquid chromatography(More)
Biochemical abnormalities in the hypothalamus of the genetically obese (C57B1/6J, ob/ob) mouse, including increased levels of endogenous norepinephrine (NE) in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) and reduced medial hypothalamic NE metabolism, have been cited as evidence of a CNS defect contributing to altered caloric intake in this genetic strain. In the(More)
the effects of unsignalled, inescapable prior shock exposure (PSE) on shock-motivated Pavlovian conditioned heart rate (HR) decelerations in rats. Both studies involved 2 CS-US contingencies (paired and unpaired) and 2 preshock treatments (preshock and no preshock). The 2 designs differed in the type of immobilization procedures to which the rats were(More)
Chronically lower colonic temperatures (TcS) of genetically-obese (ob/ob) mice at ambient temperatures below thermoneutrality have led to speculation that these mutants regulate a lowered thermal setpoint relative to lean mice. Previous experiments, however, have not provided an opportunity for obese mice to exhibit compensatory thermoregulatory behaviors(More)
Genetically obese mice (B6.Cg-lep(ob)) manifest decreased responses to noxious thermal stimuli (hotplate test) suggesting endogenous analgesia (Roy et al., 1981). To examine further the analgesic response of these mice, we conducted 4 experiments. Experiment 1 assessed the response of ob/ob mice to tail flick, another noxious thermal test. Tail-flick(More)
The effects of intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration of 5-hydroxytryptamine creatinine sulphate complex (5-HT), 35-140 nmol, on food intake in genetically obese (ob/ob) and lean mice were investigated. 5-HT (70-140 nmol) decreased feeding in a dose-related manner on 1 h and 2 h postinjection measures. Intake in lean mice was reduced by over 70% of(More)
Central monoaminergic neurotransmitters have been implicated in the control of food intake in different animal species but it remains unclear whether these same neurochemical systems effectively regulate feeding behaviour in the genetically obese (ob/ob) mouse. Neuropharmacological studies have demonstrated, for example, that microinjection of(More)
Impaired nonshivering thermogenesis and lowered rectal temperatures (Tre) are hallmarks that appear early in the postnatal ontogeny of the genetically obese (ob/ob) mouse. Adult obese mice compensate behaviorally for these impairments and do not defend their low Tres. We predicted that, because young mice primarily rely on behavior to ensure thermal(More)