Effects of indoleamines and their newly identified metabolites on prolactin release in rats.

Plasma immunoreactive PRL responses to indoleamines and their metabolites were studied in urethane-anesthetized rats. All drugs were injected into the lateral ventricle and blood samples were serially collected from a jugular vein. Serotonin and melatonin caused a significant increase in plasma PRL with peak values at 10-20 min after the injection… (More)