Sympathetic and hyperthermic reactions by orexin A: role of cerebral catecholaminergic neurons.

@article{Monda2007SympatheticAH,
  title={Sympathetic and hyperthermic reactions by orexin A: role of cerebral catecholaminergic neurons.},
  author={Marcellino Monda and A N Viggiano and A L Viggiano and E Viggiano and Giovanni Messina and Domenico Tafuri and Vincenzo De Luca},
  journal={Regulatory peptides},
  year={2007},
  volume={139 1-3},
  pages={39-44}
}
This experiment tested the effect of a lesion of cerebral catecholaminergic neurons on the sympathetic and thermogenic effects induced by an intracerebroventicular (icv) injection of orexin A. The firing rates of the sympathetic nerves to the interscapular brown adipose tissue (IBAT), along with IBAT, colonic temperatures and heart rate were monitored in urethane-anesthetized male Sprague-Dawley rats before an injection of orexin A (1.5 nmol) into the lateral cerebral ventricle and over a… CONTINUE READING