Behavioral and metabolic effects of central injections of orexins/hypocretins in pigeons (Columba livia).

@article{Silva2008BehavioralAM,
  title={Behavioral and metabolic effects of central injections of orexins/hypocretins in pigeons (Columba livia).},
  author={Eduardo Sim{\~a}o da Silva and Thiago Viçoso dos Santos and Alexandre Ademar Hoeller and Tiago Souza dos Santos and G Vieira Rangel Pereira and Cristiane Meneghelli and Ana Isabel Penzlin and Murilo Marcos dos Santos and Moacir Serralvo Faria and Marta Aparecida Paschoalini and Jos{\'e} Marino-Neto},
  journal={Regulatory peptides},
  year={2008},
  volume={147 1-3},
  pages={9-18}
}
In the present study, the acute behavioral and ingestive effects of ICV injections of mammalian orexin-A (ORXA; vehicle, 0.2, 0.6 or 2 nmol) and of orexin-B (ORXB; vehicle, 0.2, 0.6 or 2 nmol), as well as possible long-term effects (through 24 h of continuous intake monitoring after 0.6 nmol of ORXA or ORXB) of these treatments in food/water intake and in blood levels of metabolic fuels (free fatty acids and glucose, after 0.2 or 0.6 nmol of ORXA) were examined in adult male pigeons. Both ORXA… CONTINUE READING