Antipyretic effect of arginine vasotocin in toads.

@article{BcegoNahas2000AntipyreticEO,
  title={Antipyretic effect of arginine vasotocin in toads.},
  author={K C B{\'i}cego-Nahas and Alexandre A Steiner and Evelin Capellari C{\'a}rnio and Jose Antunes-Rodrigues and Luiz G. S. Branco},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={278 6},
  pages={R1408-14}
}
Arginine vasotocin (AVT) is a nonmammalian analog of the mammalian hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP). These peptides are known for their antidiuretic and pressor effects. More recently, AVP has been recognized as an important antipyretic molecule in mammals. However, no information exists about the role of AVT in febrile ectotherms. We tested the hypothesis that AVT is an antipyretic molecule in the toad Bufo paracnemis. Toads equipped with a temperature probe were placed in a thermal gradient… CONTINUE READING
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