Devazepide attenuates dl-fenfluramine-induced suppression of gastric emptying but not food intake in the 17 h food-deprived rat.
Francis J., Dourish CT., Cooper SJ.
Recently a number of studies have provided evidence which suggests that CCK and 5-HT interact in the control of food intake. The present experiments further examine this mechanism and the possibility that CCK and 5-HT interact in the control of gastric emptying. The selective CCK-A receptor antagonist, devazepide, (0.03-3.0 mg/kg) administered alone had no intrinsic effect on gastric emptying. Devazepide (0.1 and 0.3 mg/kg) blocked dl-fenfluramine-induced (3.0 mg/kg) suppression of gastric emptying. However, devazepide (0.03-3.0 mg/kg) failed to attenuate the anorectic effect of the same dose of dl-fenfluramine. These results suggest that under the present experimental conditions CCK and 5-HT interact in the regulation of gastric emptying but not food intake. Thus the interaction between CCK and 5-HT in the regulation of gastric emptying appears not to affect the control of ingestive behaviour.