Role of intraamygdaloid acylated-ghrelin in spatial learning

Tóth, Krisztián and László, Kristóf and Lénárd, László (2010) Role of intraamygdaloid acylated-ghrelin in spatial learning. BRAIN RESEARCH BULLETIN, 81 (1). pp. 33-37. ISSN 0361-9230

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According to recently published papers acylated-ghrelin (A-Ghr) modifies memory and learning. The basolateral nucleus of amygdala (ABL) participates in the regulation ofmemoryand learning mechanisms. Previously we verified A-Ghr responsive neurons in the ABL by electrophysiological methods. In male Wistar rats effects of bilateral intraamygdaloid microinfusion of 50 ng, 100 ng A-Ghr, 15 ng Ghr receptor antagonist d-Lys3-GHRP-6 (ANT) or ANT+ 50 ng A-Ghr [dissolved in 0.15M sterile saline], or vehicle in 0.4�l volume were investigated in Morris water maze paradigm. 50 ng A-Ghr significantly reduced latency to find the platform located in one of the quadrants of the maze. Effect of 50 ng A-Ghr was blocked by ANT pretreatment. ANT alone had no effect. Our results show that place learning linked memory processes are facilitated by A-Ghr in the rat ABL. It is a specific effect, because it could be eliminated by ANT pretreatment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan > BF13 Memory and learning / emlékezet, tanulás
Q Science / természettudomány > QM Human anatomy / humán anatómia
Q Science / természettudomány > QP Physiology / élettan
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2014 12:45
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 12:45

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