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      Dopamine and TSH Secretion in Uremic Male Rats

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          The role of dopamine in the dysregulation of TSH secretion in uremic male rats was investigated using the dopamine antagonist, pimozide. In order to obviate the effect of weight loss due to uremia-induced anorexia as a cause of altered TSH secretion in uremia, we also studied a group of normal animals whose food intake was restricted and who demonstrated weight loss comparable to that of the uremic animals. Baseline TSH concentrations were not significantly different in the normal, uremic or starved animals. Pimozide administration produced no change in the baseline TSH concentrations in any of the groups of rats. The peak TSH response to TRH (5 µg IV) was significantly blunted in the uremic animals compared to the normal controls and the starved animals. Pimozide administration did not alter the peak TRH-stimulated TSH response in either the normal animals or the starved animals. However, the peak TRH-stimulated TSH response was significantly increased in the uremic animals and was comparable to the peak TSH response seen in the pimozide-untreated control animals. The data suggest that experimental renal failure in rats is associated with diminished sensitivity of the thyrotroph to TRH stimulation, and that this blunted sensitivity may be dopamine-dependent since it can be abolished by pharmacologic dopamine blockade.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1987
          1987
          28 November 2008
          : 27
          : 2
          : 102-108
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, UCI Medical Center, Orange, and bNichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., USA
          Article
          180795 Horm Res 1987;27:102–108
          10.1159/000180795
          3115879
          © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel

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