General activity in intact and hypophysectomized rats after administration of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH), melatonin, and Pro-Leu-Gly-NH2

Abba J. Kastin, M. Clinton Miller, Lorraine Ferrell, Andrew V. Schally

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Abstract

The effects of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH), melatonin, and Pro-Leu-Gly-NH2 on levels of general locomotor activity were investigated in hypophysectomised and intact rats. General activity was not altered by the hormones studied. Body weight, food ingestion, and water intake were also measured and found to be unchanged. The findings reduce the possibility that alterations in activity account for the behavioral changes previously observed after administration of MSH, melatonin, or Pro-Leu-Gly-NH2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-401
Number of pages3
JournalPhysiology AND Behavior
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1973
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Activity
  • Melanocyte-stimulating hormone
  • Melatonin
  • Pro-Leu-Gly-NH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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