High metabolic activity in the dorsal vagal complex of Brattleboro rats

  title={High metabolic activity in the dorsal vagal complex of Brattleboro rats},
  author={S. W. Shaver and M. Kadekaro and P. Gross},
  journal={Brain Research},
  • S. W. Shaver, M. Kadekaro, P. Gross
  • Published 1989
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Brain Research
  • Receptor densities for angiotensin II and atriopeptin are particularly high in the dorsal vagal complex (DVC) of the caudal medulla oblongata. Measurements of glucose metabolism in individual components of the DVC, compared with those in Long-Evans rats, revealed that the area postrema was activated selectively both in water-sated and water-deprived Brattleboro rats, which have high circulating levels of angiotensin II. Other parts of the DVC, including subnuclei of the nucleus of the solitary… CONTINUE READING
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