Arachidonyl ethanolamide (anandamide) activates the parvocellular part of hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus.

@article{Wenger1997ArachidonylE,
  title={Arachidonyl ethanolamide (anandamide) activates the parvocellular part of hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus.},
  author={Tibor Wenger and Karim Jamali and C Juan{\'e}da and J. Leonardelli and G{\'e}rard Tramu},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={1997},
  volume={237 3},
  pages={724-8}
}
Arachidonyl ethanolamide, anandamide (ANA) was administered to male rats via a single i.p. injection at a dose of 0.02 mg/kg. In an parallel experiment ANA injection was preceded by the injection of SR 141716 (1.0 mg/kg), a selective and potent cannabinoid receptor antagonist. We observed using FOS protein immunocytochemistry that the parvocellular part of hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) was activated as soon as 45 min. after ANA injection, i.e. the PVN showed an increased FOS… CONTINUE READING