الوپرگنانولون با کاهش نوهراسى بدون تغییر طعم غذا ایجاد پرخوری می کند
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|71756||2006||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||6288 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : European Neuropsychopharmacology, Volume 16, Issue 4, May 2006, Pages 272–280
The neurosteroid allopregnanolone may increase feeding by altering food palatability; however, it may also increase feeding by reducing anxiety (neophobia). Moreover, it is unclear whether this induced hyperphagia is selective to safe, palatable foods only. Male rats were injected with allopregnanolone 20 min prior to behavioral testing. The taste reactivity test was used to examine possible shifts in the palatability of a 0.3 M sucrose solution. A lickometer was used to monitor intake and licking of either a sucrose or sucrose–quinine solution. Sucrose palatability was not enhanced; however, allopregnanolone significantly increased sucrose intake and licking on Test Day 1 when the solution was novel, but not on Test Day 2 when the solution was familiar. Sucrose–quinine intake was not enhanced. Allopregnanolone-induced hyperphagia is not a result of altered sucrose palatability, but rather reflects a reduction in the neophobia elicited by a novel solution; an effect that further seems to be selective to safe, palatable foods.