The effects of exogenous neuropeptide Y on feeding and sexual behavior in the red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis).

@article{Morris1990TheEO,
  title={The effects of exogenous neuropeptide Y on feeding and sexual behavior in the red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis).},
  author={Yvonne Morris and David M Crews},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1990},
  volume={530 2},
  pages={339-41}
}
Actively courting adult male red-sided garter snakes were injected with one of two dosages of neuropeptide Y (NPY) or saline into the third cerebral ventricle. Courtship and feeding responses were assessed prior to surgery, 4-5 h and 24 h post-surgery. Feeding behavior was tested by the presentation of a favored food, an earthworm. NPY significantly reduced courtship behavior scores at both low (0.16 nmol) and high (0.77 nmol) doses 4-5 h after surgery. Snakes also took much longer to reach the… CONTINUE READING

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