Nitric oxide controls feeding behavior in the chicken

Yang Ho Choi, Mitsuhiro Furuse, Jun ichi Okumura, D. Michael Denbow

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To investigate the effect of nitric oxide (NO) on food intake in the chicken, l-NG-nitro-arginine methyl ester HC1 (l-NNA), an inhibitor of NO synthase, was applied. When i.p. administered, l-NNA significantly inhibited the food intake of broiler chickens in a dose response manner. Food ingestion was also depressed by the i.c.v. injection of l-NNA in a dose response fashion. The effect of l-NNA was attenuated by i.c.v. administration of l-arginine. These results suggest that central NO may control feeding behavior in the chicken.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-166
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology


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