Food intake inhibition in rainbow trout induced by activation of serotonin 5-HT2C receptors is associated with increases in POMC, CART and CRF mRNA abundance in hypothalamus
The present experiments test the effects of intracerebroventricular injections of ovine corticotropin-releasing factor (1 microgram) on food intake, plasma glucose levels and thyroid function at 8 h postinjection in tench. Food intake and thyroid triiodothyronine (T3) content were significantly decreased after CRF treatment. Thyroid thyroxine (T4) content and plasma glucose levels were not modified by this neuropeptide. The present results suggest that CRF plays a role on food intake regulation and thyroid gland activity in tench.