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J Endocrinol Invest. 1990 Jun;13(6):507-11.

Inhibitory effects of centrally administered /ASU1-7/eel calcitonin on basal and stimulated prolactin release in rats.

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  • 1Dipartimento di Farmacologia, Chemioterapia e Tossicologia Medica, Universit√† di Milano, Italy.

Abstract

We investigated the effects of /ASU1-7/eel calcitonin (ASU1-7eelCT) on basal and stimulated prolactin (PRL) release in male rats. /ASU1-7/eelCT was administered intracerebroventricularly (icv) into freely moving rats with indwelling catheters. The administration of /ASU1-7/eelCT (2.5 micrograms/rat, icv) significantly inhibited basal PRL secretion. When PRL secretion was stimulated by exposing rats to restraint stress, /ASU1-7/eelCT (250 ng; 800 ng; 2.5 micrograms/rat, icv) dose-relatedly inhibited the PRL surges at 10 min after stress. The same doses of icv /ASU1-7/eelCT were effective in inhibiting morphine (6 mg/kg, intracarotid, ia-induced PRL release. No effect on stress-induced PRL secretion was observed when the peptide was administered intracarotid at the dose of 10 micrograms/rat. These results demonstrate that /ASU1-7/eelCT, as we previously observed with salmon calcitonin (sCT), has central inhibitory activity on PRL secretion, probably through enhancement of hypothalamic inhibitory pathways involved in the control of PRL.

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