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PubMed 21203879


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Title: The effects of DL-AP5 and glutamate on ghrelin-induced feeding behavior in 3-h food-deprived broiler cockerels.

Authors: Majid Taati, Hassan Nayebzadeh, Morteza Zendehdel

Journal, date & volume: J. Physiol. Biochem., 2011 Jun , 67, 217-23

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21203879


Abstract
This study was designed to examine the effects of intracerebroventricular injection of DL-AP5 (N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist) and glutamate on ghrelin-induced feeding behavior in 3-h food-deprived (FD3) broiler cockerels. At first, guide cannula was surgically implanted in the right lateral ventricle of chickens. In experiment 1, birds were intracerebroventricularly injected with 0, 2.5, 5, and 10 nmol of DL-AP5. In experiment 2, chickens received 5 nmol DL-AP5 prior to the injection of 0.6 nmol ghrelin. In experiment 3, birds were administered with 0.6 nmol ghrelin after 300 nmol glutamate, and the cumulative feed intake was determined at 3-h postinjection. The results of this study showed that the intracerebroventricular injection of DL-AP5 increased food consumption in FD3 broiler cockerels (P ≤ 0.05), and this increase occurs in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, the decreased food intake induced with the intracerebroventricular injection of ghrelin was additively enhanced by pretreatment with glutamate, and this effect was attenuated by DL-AP5 administration(P ≤ 0.05).These results suggest that there is an interaction between ghrelin and glutamatergic system (through NMDA receptor) on food intake in broiler cockerels.