Chronic social stress increases levels of preprogalanin mRNA in the rat locus coeruleus

Chronic social stress increases levels of preprogalanin mRNA in the rat locus coeruleus Galanin is a 29 amino acid neuropeptide that coexists with norepinephrine in approximately 80% of locus coeruleus (LC) neurons in the rat. The effects of chronic, naturalistic stress on preprogalanin mRNA in the LC was studied. The visible burrow system (VBS) served as the stress paradigm. Long-Evans rats (three males and two females) were housed together in the VBS for 13 days. The males established dominance hierarchies during this period. On day 14, preprogalanin mRNA in the LC was significantly elevated in subordinate rats compared to dominant and control rats, as measured by quantitative in situ hybridization. Levels of mRNA were positively correlated with the number of wounds by day 7 and day 14 and negatively correlated with body weight gain by day 14. These results suggest that the neuropeptide galanin may be overexpressed during chronic stress in rats. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior Elsevier

Chronic social stress increases levels of preprogalanin mRNA in the rat locus coeruleus

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0091-3057
eISSN
1873-5177
DOI
10.1016/0091-3057(94)00334-3
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Abstract

Galanin is a 29 amino acid neuropeptide that coexists with norepinephrine in approximately 80% of locus coeruleus (LC) neurons in the rat. The effects of chronic, naturalistic stress on preprogalanin mRNA in the LC was studied. The visible burrow system (VBS) served as the stress paradigm. Long-Evans rats (three males and two females) were housed together in the VBS for 13 days. The males established dominance hierarchies during this period. On day 14, preprogalanin mRNA in the LC was significantly elevated in subordinate rats compared to dominant and control rats, as measured by quantitative in situ hybridization. Levels of mRNA were positively correlated with the number of wounds by day 7 and day 14 and negatively correlated with body weight gain by day 14. These results suggest that the neuropeptide galanin may be overexpressed during chronic stress in rats.

Journal

Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 1995

References

  • Tyrosine hydroxylase and galanin mRNA levels in locus coeruleus neurons are increased following reserpine administration
    Austin, M.C.; Cottingham, S.L.; Paul, S.M.; Crawley, J.N.
  • Central catecholamine neuron systems: Anatomy and physiology of the norepinephrine and epinephrine systems
    Moore, R.Y.; Bloom, F.E.

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