M Caldarola-Pastuszka

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In vivo microdialysis was used to examine extracellular serotonin (5-HT) in the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH) of male and female Fischer (CDF-344) rats. Females from the stages of diestrus, proestrus, and estrus were used. Additionally, ovariectomized rats, primed subcutaneously (s.c.) with estradiol benzoate or estradiol benzoate plus progesterone were(More)
The effects of the 5-HT1A agonist, 8-hydroxy-2-9(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) on eating behavior and on rectal temperature were examined in adult male rats and in diestrous, proestrous, and estrous female rats. The 5-HT1A agonist produced evidence of hyperphagia at some dose (0.125, 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg) in all groups examined. However,(More)
Sexually receptive, intact, proestrous rats were infused bilaterally into the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMN) with 200 ng of the 5-HT1A agonist, 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT), with 2000 ng of the 5-HT2/1C agonist, (+/-)-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane HCl (DOI), or with both 8-OH-DPAT and DOI. Alone, VMN(More)
Sexually receptive, intact, proestrous rats were infused bilaterally into the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus with one of several serotonin (5-HT) agonists and with the endogenous ligand, 5-HT. Serotonin (2000 ng) and the 5-HT1A agonists, 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin [8-OH-DPAT (200 ng)], 5-methoxy-3-(di-n-propylamino)chroman [5-MEO-DPAC(More)
The effects of intracerebral infusions of the 5-HT1A agonist, 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT), on sexual behaviors of intact, proestrous rats were examined. When administered into either the rostral or the caudal portions of the medial preoptic area (mPOA), bilateral infusions of 200, 500, or 2,000 ng of 8-OH-DPAT reduced lordosis(More)
The effects of the 5-HT2A/2C antagonists, mianserin and ketanserin, were investigated in proestrous rats and in ovariectomized rats hormonally primed with estradiol benzoate and progesterone. Drugs were administered systemically or by infusion into the vicinity of the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMN). By both routes of administration,(More)
In proestrous rats, serotonin 1A (5-HT1A) receptor agonists inhibit lordosis behavior within 5-15 min following infusion into the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMN). In the present report, the lordosis-inhibiting effects of the 5-HT1A agonist [(+/-) 8-hydroxy-2- (di-n-propylamino) tetralin) (8-OH-DPAT] were shown to be attenuated with 5-HT1A(More)
Ovariectomized rats were treated for 2 consecutive weeks with 25 micrograms estradiol benzoate followed 48 h later with 500 micrograms progesterone. Bilateral infusions of 200 ng 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) into the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMN) inhibited female sexual behavior on the first but not the second week of(More)
The effects of the 5-HT1A agonist, 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT), were examined in intact, proestrous rats. Although this compound has been reported to inhibit sexual receptivity of hormonally primed, ovariectomized rats, this is the first report of its effect in intact females. After intraperitoneal treatment with 8-OH-DPAT (0.01 to(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) receptor interaction in the control of female rat lordosis behavior was examined. Ovariectomized rats, with bilateral implants in the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMN), were hormonally primed with 25 micrograms estradiol benzoate and 500 micrograms progesterone. Rats were infused with the 5-HT3 receptor antagonist,(More)