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Infusion of CCK-A receptor mRNA antisense oligodeoxynucleotides inhibits lordosis behavior.

Cholecystokinin (CCK) acting on discrete receptors in the limbic-hypothalamic circuit modulates lordosis behavior. Neurons in the medial preoptic nucleus (MPN) express CCK-A subtype receptor mRNA, and site-specific infusions of CCK facilitate lordosis, suggesting that CCK-A receptor activation positively modulates lordosis. In the present study, we demonstrated CCK binding in the central portion of the MPN (MPNc) and the disruption of lordosis behavior by reducing the expression of CCK-A receptors in this nucleus. Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) specific for CCK-A receptor mRNA were infused into the MPN of ovariectomized female rats. The expression of estrogen-induced lordosis behavior was blocked in animals receiving infusions of antisense ODN into the MPN (LQ = 10.0 +/- 1.0) compared to animals receiving infusions of nonsense ODN (containing the same nucleotide bases in a random order; LQ = 92.5 +/- 7.5). In vitro, AR42J pancreatic acinar carcinoma cells treated with antisense ODN had lower levels of CCK-A and CCK-B subtype receptor binding than nonsense ODN treated cells. In vivo, however, infusions of CCK-A mRNA antisense ODN did not alter CCK-B receptor binding levels. These results suggest that CCK, acting via CCK-A receptors in the MPNc, is critical for the display of lordosis behavior.[1]


  1. Infusion of CCK-A receptor mRNA antisense oligodeoxynucleotides inhibits lordosis behavior. Holland, K.L., Popper, P., Micevych, P.E. Physiol. Behav. (1997) [Pubmed]
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