We studied the effect of chronic intraperitoneal (ip) administration of serotonin (5-HT) and thyroid function. We injected daily intraperitoneally for 10 days different doses of 5-HT, and measured plasma thyroid hormones and TSH levels. There was a decrease in the plasma levels of T3 and T4 with medium doses of 5-HT (0.2 and 0.4 mg/Kg bw for T3, and 0.2 for T4). No effects were evidenced on the plasma levels of TSH. In normal environmental conditions, the site action of 5-HT outside the blood-brain barrier is active when the 5-HT is injected at defined doses. This is probably a result of down-regulation independent of the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis.

Chronic peripheral administration of serotonin inhibits thyroid function in the rat.

MAFFULLI, Nicola
2011

Abstract

We studied the effect of chronic intraperitoneal (ip) administration of serotonin (5-HT) and thyroid function. We injected daily intraperitoneally for 10 days different doses of 5-HT, and measured plasma thyroid hormones and TSH levels. There was a decrease in the plasma levels of T3 and T4 with medium doses of 5-HT (0.2 and 0.4 mg/Kg bw for T3, and 0.2 for T4). No effects were evidenced on the plasma levels of TSH. In normal environmental conditions, the site action of 5-HT outside the blood-brain barrier is active when the 5-HT is injected at defined doses. This is probably a result of down-regulation independent of the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11386/4199873
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 5
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact