Adaptive cytoprotection against acetic acid induced colonic injury in rats
The central interaction between the sigma receptor ligand, JO 1784, and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF)-induced inhibition of gastric acid secretion and emptying was investigated in conscious rats. Intracisternal (i.c.) injection of CRF (5 micrograms) inhibited by 95% gastric acid secretion. JO 1784 (0.05-0.5 micrograms) given i.c. immediately before i.c. injection of CRF partially reversed CRF antisecretory action whereas JO 1784 (5 micrograms) given i.v. had no effect. CRF (0.6 micrograms i.c.)-induced 83% inhibition of gastric emptying was reversed by 45% by JO 1784 (5 micrograms i.c.). JO 1784 (5-50 micrograms i.c.) did not influence basal gastric function. These data demonstrate a centrally mediated antagonistic action of the sigma receptor ligand, JO 1784, on i.c. CRF-induced inhibition of gastric function.