Yongling Liu

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Rats lack the emetic reflex but exhibit pica in response to stimuli that induce emesis in species with an emetic reflex, hence it has been proposed that pica may be analogous to emesis in species lacking the reflex. In the present study, we investigated whether pica was present in Suncus murinus (with an emetic reflex) as well as in rats and mice (without(More)
OBJECTIVE The hypothalamic control of energy balance is regulated by a complex network of neuropeptide-releasing neurons. Although the effect of these neuropeptides on individual aspects of energy homoeostasis has been studied, the coordinated response of these effects has not been comprehensively investigated. We have simultaneously monitored a number of(More)
Prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) reduces food intake and body weight and modifies body temperature when administered centrally in rats, suggesting a role in energy homeostasis. However, the mediators of PrRP's actions are unknown. The present study, therefore, first examined the possible involvement of the anorectic neuropeptides corticotropin-releasing(More)
During the course of studies investigating novel anti-emetic therapies we serendipitously observed a previously unreported behaviour related to emesis in the house musk shrew. This behaviour consisted of spontaneous ingestion of vomit in about half of the animals (males and females) in which emesis was induced by either nicotine (4 mg kg-1 sc.) or(More)
Prolactin-releasing peptide and corticotrophin-releasing hormone R-00402-2003.R1 2 Prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) reduces food intake and body weight, and modifies body temperature when administered centrally in rats, suggesting a role in energy homeostasis. However, the mediators of PrRP's actions are unknown. The present study, therefore, firstly(More)
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