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Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and its receptors are widely distributed in the tissues of teleost fish, including the brain, but little is known about the ventilatory and cardiovascular effects of the peptide in these vertebrates. The present study was undertaken to compare the central and peripheral actions of graded doses (5-50 pmol) of trout CGRP(More)
Fluoxetine (FLX) is a selective serotonin (5-HT) reuptake inhibitor present in the aquatic environment which is known to bioconcentrate in the brains of exposed fish. FLX acts as a disruptor of various neuroendocrine functions in the brain, but nothing is known about the possible consequence of FLX exposure on the cardio-ventilatory system in fish. Here we(More)
This study was undertaken to investigate the central actions of 5-HT on ventilatory and cardiovascular variables in the unanesthetized trout. Compared to vehicle, intracerebroventricular injection (ICV) of 5-HT elevated the total ventilation. This elevation was due to its stimulatory action on ventilatory amplitude. Moreover, 5-HT produced a dose-dependent(More)
QT interval of the electrocardiogram (ECG) is a measure of the duration of the ventricular depolarization and repolarization. In humans, prolongation of the QT interval is a known clinical risk factor for the development of ventricular arrhythmias including ‘Torsades de Pointes’ and possible sudden cardiac death. After oral administration, fluoxetine (FLX),(More)
Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP), a neuropeptide initially isolated from porcine stomach, shares sequence similarity with bombesin. GRP and its receptors are present in the brains and peripheral tissues of several species of teleost fish, but little is known about the ventilatory and cardiovascular effects of this peptide in these vertebrates. The goal of(More)
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