The peripheral secretion of endogenous opioids was studied in 10 women with restrictive anorexia nervosa and 10 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The circadian rhythm of beta-endorphin (beta-EP) and beta-lipotropin (beta-LPH), and their responses to the administration of corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH, 1 micrograms/kg body weight, i.v.), clonidine (150 microgram, i.v.), domperidone (10 mg, i.v.), and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP, 200 mg, p.o.) were examined in patients and controls. The results revealed increased nocturnal secretion of beta-EP and diurnal-nocturnal secretion of beta-LPH with loss of circadian rhythmicity of both peptides, normal response to CRH stimulation, blunted response to clonidine and domperidine, and normal beta-EP and blunted beta-LPH response to 5-HTP stimulation. The data suggest a complex alteration of peripheral opioids and of central aminergic mechanisms that regulate proopiomelanocortin-derived peptide secretion and eating behavior.

Peripheral opioid secretory pattern in anorexia nervosa.

GENAZZANI, ANDREA
1991

Abstract

The peripheral secretion of endogenous opioids was studied in 10 women with restrictive anorexia nervosa and 10 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The circadian rhythm of beta-endorphin (beta-EP) and beta-lipotropin (beta-LPH), and their responses to the administration of corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH, 1 micrograms/kg body weight, i.v.), clonidine (150 microgram, i.v.), domperidone (10 mg, i.v.), and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP, 200 mg, p.o.) were examined in patients and controls. The results revealed increased nocturnal secretion of beta-EP and diurnal-nocturnal secretion of beta-LPH with loss of circadian rhythmicity of both peptides, normal response to CRH stimulation, blunted response to clonidine and domperidine, and normal beta-EP and blunted beta-LPH response to 5-HTP stimulation. The data suggest a complex alteration of peripheral opioids and of central aminergic mechanisms that regulate proopiomelanocortin-derived peptide secretion and eating behavior.
Brambilla, F; Ferrari, E; Petraglia, F; Facchinetti, F; Catalano, M; Genazzani, Andrea
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