5-HT2C receptors in the ventral tegmental area, but not in the arcuate nucleus, mediate the hypophagic and hypolocomotor effects of the selective 5-HT2C receptor agonist AR231630 in rats.

@article{Faton20185HT2CRI,
  title={5-HT2C receptors in the ventral tegmental area, but not in the arcuate nucleus, mediate the hypophagic and hypolocomotor effects of the selective 5-HT2C receptor agonist AR231630 in rats.},
  author={Sina Faton and Jean-Pol Tassin and Flore Duranton and Didier Bagnol and Anne-Dominique Lajoix},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2018},
  volume={347},
  pages={
          234-241
        }
}
Central serotonin systems have long been associated with the control of feeding behavior and the modulation of behavioral effects of psychostimulants. 5-HT2C receptors are present in hypothalamic centers such as the arcuate nucleus (ARC), controlling homeostatic regulation of food intake, as well as in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a region involved in… CONTINUE READING