Meng-Lin Zhang

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Brain neuromedin U (NMU) has been associated with the regulation of both energy intake and expenditure. We hypothesized that NMU induces changes in spontaneous physical activity and nonexercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) through its actions on hypothalamic nuclei. We applied increasing doses of NMU directly to the paraventricular (PVN) and arcuate(More)
The present study was performed to explore the effect of the galanin receptor 2 (GalR2) antagonist M871 on the galanin-induced antinociception in periaqueductal grey (PAG), and an involvement of Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent kinase II (CaMKII) in the galanin-induced antinociception. Intra-PAG injection of galanin induced marked increases in HWLs to noxious(More)
The present study was performed to explore the role of galanin in nociceptive modulation in anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) of rats with acute inflammation, and the changes in galanin and galanin receptor 2 (Gal R2) expressions in rats with acute inflammation. Intra-ACC injection of galanin induced antinociception in rats with acute inflammation, the(More)
The present study was performed to explore the role of galanin and galanin receptor 2 in nociceptive modulation in anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) of normal rats and rats with mononeuropathy. Intra-ACC injection of galanin induced significant increases in hindpaw withdrawal latencies (HWLs) to thermal and mechanical stimulations in both normal rats and rats(More)
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