Hypothalamic infusion of activin A increases water consumption and urine volume in the rat.

@article{Schwall1993HypothalamicIO,
  title={Hypothalamic infusion of activin A increases water consumption and urine volume in the rat.},
  author={R. H. Schwall and Lyn B. Jakeman and Charles Anthony Altar},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={1993},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={510-6}
}
Activin A immunoreactivity has been localized within the nucleus tractus solitarius and its projections into regions of the hypothalamus such as the paraventricular nucleus. However, the function of activin within the central nervous system is unclear. Because these regions of the brain are involved in the regulation of a variety of metabolic processes, we have measured body weight, food and water consumption, fecal mass, and urine volume in adult rats that received bilateral infusions of… CONTINUE READING