Experientia

, Volume 39, Issue 12, pp 1338–1340 | Cite as

Hyperthermia after intrahypothalamic injections of thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) in the pigeon

  • H. Lahti
  • M. Koskinen
  • A. Pyörnilä
  • R. Hissa
Short Communications Physiology, Pathophysiology

Summary

Thermoregulatory responses to intrahypothalamic injections of thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) were recorded from unanesthetized pigeons exposed to 6°C, 20°C and 32°C. Our results suggest that TRH is a non-specific excitatory neuromodulator or neurotransmitter for heat production in the pigeon.

Keywords

Thyrotropin Heat Production Thyrotropin Release Hormone Thermoregulatory Response Thyrotropin Release Hormone 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 3.
    Morley, J. E., Life Sci.25 (1979) 1539.Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    Morley, J. E., Endocr. Rev.2 (1981) 396.Google Scholar
  3. 5.
    Yarbrough, G. G., Progr. Neurobiol.12 (1979) 291.Google Scholar
  4. 6.
    Fagin, K. D., and Neill, J. D., Endocrinology109 (1981) 1835.Google Scholar
  5. 7.
    Nisticó, G., Rotiroti, D., de Sarro, A., and Stephenson, J. D., Eur. J. Pharmac.50 (1978) 253.Google Scholar
  6. 8.
    Karten, H. J., and Hodos, W., in: A Stereotaxic Atlas of the Brain of the Pigeon (Columba livia). Johns Hopkins, Baltimore 1967.Google Scholar
  7. 9.
    Hissa, R., and Pyörnilä, A., Br. J. Pharmac.61 (1977) 163.Google Scholar
  8. 10.
    Rautenberg, W., Z. vergl. Physiol.62 (1969) 221.Google Scholar
  9. 11.
    Pyörnilä, A., Lahti, H., and Hissa, R., Neuropharmacology18 (1979) 503.Google Scholar
  10. 12.
    Hohtola, E., Rintamäki, H.,. and Hissa, R., J. comp. Physiol.136 (1980) 77.Google Scholar
  11. 13.
    Hissa, R., and Rautenberg, W., Comp. Biochem. Physiol.51A (1975) 319.Google Scholar
  12. 14.
    Pyörnilä, A. Acta Univ. oul.A124 (1981).Google Scholar
  13. 15.
    Boschi, G., and Rips, R., Neurosci. Letters23 (1981) 93.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Lahti
    • 1
  • M. Koskinen
    • 1
  • A. Pyörnilä
    • 1
  • R. Hissa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of OuluOulu(Finland)

Personalised recommendations