LIFE SCIENCES, cilt.78, ss.1078-1083, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Cholestasis contributes to the genesis of fatigue through several mechanisms. Among these mechanisms, affected serotonergic neurotransmission is important in the pathogenesis of central fatigue. Previously, elevated levels of 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA), the metabolite of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and increased 5-HT(2) receptor density were demonstrated in the anterior hypothalamus and in the hippocampus of bile duct resected rats (BDR), respectively. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate evoked 5-HT release in selected brain regions like anterior hypothalamus and hippocampal CA1 regions of cholestatic rats using BDR rats as an experimental model for cholestasis.