Effect of novel NOP receptor ligands on food intake in rats.


Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ), the endogenous ligand for the NOP opioid receptor, stimulates feeding in rats. The present study evaluated the effect of three newly synthesized NOP receptor agonists and two NOP receptor antagonist on food intake. Freely feeding rats were tested with intracerebroventricular (ICV) injections of the NOP receptor agonists OS… (More)