Romano A, Potes CS, Tempesta B, Cassano T, Cuomo V, Lutz T, Gaetani S (2013) Hindbrain noradrenergic input to the hypothalamic PVN mediates the activation of oxytocinergic neurons induced by the satiety factor oleoylethanolamide. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 305(10):E1266-73. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00411.2013
Summary: Feeding behavior and energy balance are in part controlled by signals from the gut. Oleoylethanolamide (OEA) is an acylethanolamide that is thought to play a role in this network. Since peripheral administration of OEA has effects on the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) and paraventricular nucleus (PVN) the authors investigated the role of noradrenergic afferent input to these areas. Rats received bilateral 84-ng injections of Anti-DBH-SAP (Cat. #IT-03) into the PVN. Mouse IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-18) was used as a control.