Autoradiographic localization of receptors for neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the brain of broiler and leghorn chickens (Gallus domesticus).

@article{Merckaert1996AutoradiographicLO,
  title={Autoradiographic localization of receptors for neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the brain of broiler and leghorn chickens (Gallus domesticus).},
  author={J Merckaert and Frans Vandesande},
  journal={Journal of chemical neuroanatomy},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={123-34}
}
Broiler and leghorn chickens show an extreme difference in ingestive and reproductive behavior. As neuropeptide Y (NPY) influences both behaviors the goal of this study was to elucidate the distribution, expression and affinity of NPY binding sites in broiler and leghorn chicken brain. By means of in vitro autoradiography, sections of chicken brains were incubated with 3H-NPY as tracer and NPY as displacer. Scatchard analysis revealed a curvilinear plot suggesting two subtypes of the NPY… CONTINUE READING