Gastric acid secretion induced by paraventricular nucleus microinjection of orexin A is mediated through activation of neuropeptide Yergic system.
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Very recently, we have reported that the modulatory effect of PVN on gastric acid secretion may be mediated through the orexin fibers and/or orexin-responsive neurons. In this study, we address the hypothesis which demonstrates the existence of a putative orexin A - neuropeptide Y Y1/Y5 receptors interaction to increase gastric acid secretion in pyloric-ligated conscious rats. Male Wistar rats were implanted with guide canula directed to the PVN and lateral ventricle. Intracerebroventricular (ICV) microinjections of GR-231118 (Y1 receptor antagonist) and CGP-71683 (Y5 receptor antagonist) on gastric acid secretion were considered. The effect of pretreatment with Y1 receptor antagonist, GR-231118, and Y5 receptor antagonist, CGP-71683, on PVN orexin A-induced acid secretion was assessed. Gastric acid secretion was measured using the pylorus-ligation method, and the amount of gastric acid was determined by titration with 0.01N NaOH to a pH of 7.0.