Central administration of both CART and GLP-1 reduces feeding and increases c-Fos in brain areas associated with food intake. To determine whether aspects of CART's effects were mediated through GLP-1's action, we examined whether the GLP-1 receptor antagonist des-His1-Glu9-exendin-4 (EX) blocked CART-induced feeding inhibition, and c-Fos activation. An i.c.v. dose of 100 μg EX blocked the feeding inhibitory action of 1 μg of CART i.c.v. and prevented CART-induced c-Fos expression at multiple hindbrain and hypothalamic sites. These data suggest that i.c.v. CART administration activates a central release of GLP-1 to inhibit feeding and produce widespread neural activation.
- Cocaine-amphetamine-regulated transcript
- Food intake
- Glucagon-like peptide-1
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience