Central effects of native urotensin II on motor activity, ventilatory movements, and heart rate in the trout Oncorhynchus mykiss.

@article{Lancien2004CentralEO,
  title={Central effects of native urotensin II on motor activity, ventilatory movements, and heart rate in the trout Oncorhynchus mykiss.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Lancien and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Leprince and Nagi Mimassi and Dominique Mabin and Hubert Vaudry and Jean-Claude le M{\'e}vel},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2004},
  volume={1023 2},
  pages={167-74}
}
Urotensin II (UII) has been originally isolated from fish urophysis. However, in fish as in mammals, UII is also produced in brain neurons. Although UII binding sites are widely distributed in the fish central nervous system (CNS), little is known regarding its central activities. In the present study, we have investigated the effects of intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration of synthetic trout UII on the duration of motor activity (ACT; evidenced by bursts of activity on the trace of the… CONTINUE READING