Hyperglycemia induced by the 5-HT receptor agonist, 5-methoxytryptamine, in rats: involvement of the peripheral 5-HT2A receptor.

The effects of the 5-HT receptor agonist, 5-methoxytryptamine, on plasma glucose levels were investigated in rats. 5-Methoxytryptamine induced a significant hyperglycemia above the dosage of 1 mg/kg. 5-Methoxytryptamine-induced hyperglycemia was antagonized by pretreatment with the 5-HT1 and 5-HT2 receptor antagonist, methysergide, or the 5-HT2A receptor… CONTINUE READING