L-DOPA induced extracellular dopamine increases in the ventromedial hypothalamus affects food intake by chickens on a lysine-free diet

@article{Alam2011LDOPAIE,
  title={L-DOPA induced extracellular dopamine increases in the ventromedial hypothalamus affects food intake by chickens on a lysine-free diet},
  author={Mohammad Rashedul Alam and Fumiaki Yoshizawa and Kunio Sugahara},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={495},
  pages={126-129}
}
Previous work from our laboratory suggests that ventromedial hypothalamic (VMH) dopamine levels were associated with decreased in food intake by chicken on a lysine-free diet. Dopamine in the VMH started to decrease from its baseline after presenting a lysine-free diet and subsequently food intake decreased. In the present study, the dopamine levels were manipulated by perfusing L-3-4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) into the VMH of chicken using the in vivo microdialysis technique and food… CONTINUE READING

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