INVOLVEMENT OF THE HISTAMINERGIC SYSTEM IN THE RESUSCITATING EFFECT OF CENTRALLY ACTING LEPTIN IN HAEMORRHAGIC SHOCK IN RATS


Jochem J., Altinbas B., Yalcin M., Ottani A., Giuliani D., Savci V., ...More

JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY, vol.67, no.1, pp.67-74, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-74

Abstract

Leptin, acting centrally as a neuromodulator, induces the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which may lead to a pressor action in normotensive animals. In haemorrhagic shock, leptin administered intracerebroventricularly (icv.) evokes the resuscitating effect, with long-lasting rises in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR), subsequent increase in peripheral blood flows, and a 100% survival at 2 h. Since leptin is able to activate histaminergic neurons, and centrally acting histamine also induces the resuscitating effect with the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, in the present study, we investigated an involvement of the histaminergic system in leptin-evoked cardiovascular effects in haemorrhagic shock. The model of irreversible haemorrhagic shock, with MAP decreased to and stabilised at 20 - 25 mmHg, has been used. Leptin (20 mu g) given icv. at 5 min of critical hypotension evoked 181.5% increase in extracellular hypothalamic histamine concentration during the first 10 min after injection. Rises in MAP, HR and renal, mesenteric and hindquarters blood flows induced by leptin were inhibited by icv. pre-treatment with histamine H-1 receptor antagonist chlorpheniramine (50 nmol). In contrast, there was no effect of H-2, H-3 and H-4 receptor antagonists ranitidine (25 nmol), VUF 5681 (25 nmol) and JNJ 10191584 (25 nmol), respectively. In conclusion, the histaminergic system is involved in centrally-acting leptin-induced resuscitating effect in haemorrhagic shock in rats.