Effects of paradoxical sleep deprivation and cocaine on genital reflexes in hyperlipidic-fed rats

Effects of paradoxical sleep deprivation and cocaine on genital reflexes in hyperlipidic-fed rats

Autor Andersen, M. L. Google Scholar
D'Almeida, V Google Scholar
Martins, PJF Google Scholar
Antunes, HKM Google Scholar
Tufik, S. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo The present study was designed to investigate the effects of a hyperlipidic diet (HD) on penile erection (PE) and ejaculation (EJ) induced by cocaine in paradoxical sleep deprived (PSD) rats. Secondly, we aimed to verify the influence of HD cafeteria diet on steroid hormone levels. Twenty-one day-old male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into two groups: rats fed with commercial chow diet and rats fed with a palatable HD containing chow mixed with peanuts, milk chocolate and sweet cookies in the proportion of 3:2:2:1. After nine weeks of treatment, the animals were submitted to PSD or maintained as home cage control group for 96 h and challenged with cocaine (7 mg/kg, ip). Results showed that the HD led to a reduction in the frequency of erection in the PSD+cocaine group when compared to the PSD+cocaine fed with standard diet. Regardless of the diet, testosterone concentrations were significantly lower and progesterone was higher in the PSD rats than in the respective home-cage control rats. Although there were no hormonal alterations, the findings showed that a long-term HD might modify the stimulating effects of cocaine in potentiating genital reflexes in PSD rats. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Palavra-chave paradoxical sleep deprivation
hyperlipidic diet
genital reflexes
cocaine
testosterone
progesterone
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2005-08-01
Publicado em Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V., v. 81, n. 4, p. 758-763, 2005.
ISSN 0091-3057 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 758-763
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbb.2005.05.012
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000231922500008
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28410

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