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Brain Res. 1999 Mar 13;821(2):535-8.

Feeding response to central orexins.

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  • 1University of Minnesota, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA.


Orexin A and orexin B were microinjected into the perifornical hypothalamus (PFH), lateral hypothalamus (LH), hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN), and ventral tegmental area (VTA) of male Sprague-Dawley rats. Orexin B (15 nmol) was also injected into the lateral cerebral ventricle (i.c.v.). Orexin A (>/=500 pmol) stimulated feeding in the PFH and LH, but not in the VTA or PVN. Orexin B stimulated feeding only when injected i.c.v.

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