Author(s): Tanida M, Shen J, Horii Y, Matsuda M, Kihara S,
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Abstract Adiponectin is an adipocytokine that modulates energy homeostasis and glucose metabolism. Here, we examined the effects of acute intravenous (iv) and lateral cerebral ventricular (LCV) injections of adiponectin on the renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) and blood pressure (b/p) in urethane-anesthetized rats. Both iv and LCV injections of adiponectin induced dose-dependent suppressions of RSNA and b/p. Moreover, we found that bilateral lesions of the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) abolished the effects of iv injection of adiponectin on RSNA and b/p. These findings suggest that adiponectin decreases the RSNA and b/p in a dose-dependent manner and that the SCN is implicated in mechanism of adiponectin actions on RSNA and b/p. These findings also suggest that the hypotensive-action activity of adiponectin is realized, at least partially, via changes in activities of autonomic nerves activity.
This article was published in Exp Biol Med (Maywood)
and referenced in Journal of Metabolic Syndrome