The effects of lipopolysaccharide and lithium chloride on the ingestion of a bitter-sweet taste: comparing intake and palatability.

@article{CrossMellor2005TheEO,
  title={The effects of lipopolysaccharide and lithium chloride on the ingestion of a bitter-sweet taste: comparing intake and palatability.},
  author={Shelley K. Cross-Mellor and Martin Kavaliers and K. -P. Ossenkopp},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={564-73}
}
Activation of the immune system with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been shown to result in decreased consumption of normally preferred substances while at the same time not affecting palatability. The present study examined the effects LPS administration on both intake and palatability of a relatively unpalatable bitter-sweet taste. Bitter is thought to signal a danger cue to an animal representing a potential toxin-containing food. Using a one-bottle consumption test, voluntary intake of a… CONTINUE READING