Effects of vasopressin and involvement of receptor subtypes in the rat central amygdaloid nucleus in vitro.

@article{Lu1997EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of vasopressin and involvement of receptor subtypes in the rat central amygdaloid nucleus in vitro.},
  author={Yun-fei Lu and Akiyoshi Moriwaki and Kazuhito Tomizawa and Hiroki Onuma and Xin Hua Cai and Hideki Asoh zToshihiro Matsui},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1997},
  volume={768 1-2},
  pages={266-72}
}
Effects of arginine-vasopressin (AVP) on neurons in the central amygdaloid nucleus (ACe) were investigated with rat brain slice preparations using extracellular recording methods. Of 160 ACe neurons tested, 70 cells (44%) were excited and 9 cells (6%) were inhibited by bath application of AVP at 3 x 10(-7) M. The excitatory effects of AVP were dose-dependent and the threshold concentration was approximately 10(-10) to 10(-9) M. The excitatory effects of AVP persisted under blockade of synaptic… CONTINUE READING