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Locus coeruleus and tuberomammillary nuclei ablations attenuate hypocretin/orexin antagonist-mediated rem sleep.

Schwartz M, Nguyen A, Warrier D, Palmerston J, Thomas A, Morairty S, Neylan T, Kilduff T (2016) Locus coeruleus and tuberomammillary nuclei ablations attenuate hypocretin/orexin antagonist-mediated rem sleep. eNeuro 3:ENEURO.0018-0016.2016. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0018-16.2016

Summary: To examine the mechanism by which the Orexin 1r/Orexin 2r antagonist almorexant decreases wakefulness and increases NREM and REM sleep the authors utilized Anti-DBH-SAP (Cat. #IT-03) and Orexin-B-SAP (Cat. #IT-20). Rats received 3-μg injections of Anti-DBH-SAP into the LC, or bilateral 57-80 ng injections of Orexin-SAP into the TMN. Both conjugates attenuated the increased REM sleep seen upon administration of almorexant without altering almorexant-induced changes in NREM sleep.

Related Products: Anti-DBH-SAP (Cat. #IT-03), Orexin-B-SAP (Cat. #IT-20)