We investigated the effects of NG-nitro-L-arginine (L-NO Arg) administration (12.5, 25 and 50 mg/kg i.p.) on food consumption and body weight of male obese Zucker rats (fa/fa) and in their lean age-matched controls (FA/?; FA/FA), both groups aged 14 weeks. Acute or repeated administration of L-NO Arg reduced food intake and body weight in both obese and lean rats. However the lean rats showed tolerance to the L-NO Arg effects after 5 days of treatment. L-NO Arg anorexia was suppressed by pretreatment with metergoline. These results suggest that L-NO Arg may represent a new anorectic drug.

Anorectic activity of NG-nitro-L-arginine, an inhibitor of brain nitric oxide synthase, in obese Zucker rats.

SQUADRITO, Francesco;CALAPAI, Gioacchino;CUCINOTTA, Domenico Maria;ALTAVILLA, Domenica;URNA, Giuseppe;CAMPO, Giuseppe Maurizio;CAPUTI, Achille
1993

Abstract

We investigated the effects of NG-nitro-L-arginine (L-NO Arg) administration (12.5, 25 and 50 mg/kg i.p.) on food consumption and body weight of male obese Zucker rats (fa/fa) and in their lean age-matched controls (FA/?; FA/FA), both groups aged 14 weeks. Acute or repeated administration of L-NO Arg reduced food intake and body weight in both obese and lean rats. However the lean rats showed tolerance to the L-NO Arg effects after 5 days of treatment. L-NO Arg anorexia was suppressed by pretreatment with metergoline. These results suggest that L-NO Arg may represent a new anorectic drug.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11570/2106861
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 10
  • Scopus 96
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 95
social impact