An effect of beta-melanocyte stimulating hormone (beta-MSH) on alpha-motoneurones of cat spinal cord

European Journal of Pharmacology
W A Krivoy, E Zimmermann


Actions of beta-MSH and of melatonin on the recovery cycle of single spinal neurones were studied in the decerebrate-spinal cat. beta-MSH facilitated the rate of post-excitation recovery of alpha-motoneurones and some internuncial neurones, and melatonin inhibited the rate of post-excitation recovery. These observations provide additional evidence that beta-MSH functions in the nervous system as a modulator, and may help explain actions of beta-MSH in modifying acquisition of conditioned avoidance responses as well as its interaction with drugs such as morphine.


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