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Effect of opioid compounds on feeding and activity of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana

Cooper, Paul; Dennis, Stuart; Woodman, James; Cowling, Ann; Donnelly, Christine


Opioid peptides have been implicated in regulation of feeding in invertebrates. Studies have suggested that receptors for opioids are present in cockroaches and that these receptors play roles in affecting both behaviour and feeding. We examined the effect of μ, δ, and κ opioid receptor agonists and antagonists on feeding, mass changes and activity in the cockroach, Periplaneta americana. The κ antagonist, nor-binaltorphimine, significantly increased food intake, while naltrexone (general...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C: Toxicology and Pharmacology
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpc.2009.12.002


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