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1. The expression of c-fos mRNA in the rat hypothalamus was examined by in situ hybridization following systemic administration of cholecystokinin (CCK), a procedure known to activate magnocellular oxytocin neurons but not magnocellular vasopressin neurones. 2. Conscious male rats were given a single I.P. injection of 50 micrograms/kg CCK, c-fos mRNA signal(More)
Conscious rats were given an intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of isotonic or hypertonic saline, and killed 10-240 min later. In the hypothalamus of hypertonic saline-injected rats, c-fos-mRNA positive cells were mainly restricted to the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei and to structures associated with the lamina terminalis of the third ventricle,(More)
1. Intravenous administration of cholecystokinin (CCK) results in a transient activation of oxytocin neurones in the rat, and hence to oxytocin secretion: this activation is followed by expression of c-fos mRNA and of Fos-like immunoreactivity (Fos-LI) in magnocellular oxytocin neurones. Fos-like immunoreactivity is also induced in the regions of the(More)
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