CB1 antagonism produces behaviors more consistent with satiety than reduced reward value in food-maintained responding in rats.

TitleCB1 antagonism produces behaviors more consistent with satiety than reduced reward value in food-maintained responding in rats.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
JournalJournal of psychopharmacology (Oxford, England)
Volume30
Issue5
Pagination482-91
ISSN0269-8811
Abstract

Cannabinoid CB1 antagonists are widely known to reduce motivation for food, but it is not known whether they induce satiety or reduce reward value of food. It may therefore be necessary to compare effects of altered satiety and reward food value in the same appetitive task, and determine whether CB1 antagonism produces a behavior pattern similar to either, both, or neither. A fine-grained analysis of fixed-ratio 10 (FR10) responding for palatable food initially included number and duration of, and between, all lever presses and food tray entries in order to differentiate the pattern of suppression of prefeeding from that caused by reducing the reward value of the pellets with quinine. Discriminant function analysis then determined that these manipulations were best differentiated by effects on tray entries, pellet retrieval latencies, and time of the first response. At 0.5 mg/kg, AM 6527 produced similar effects to reducing reward value, but at 1.0 and 4.0 mg/kg, effects were more similar to those when animals were satiated. We conclude that AM 6527 both reduced reward value and enhanced satiety, but as dose increased, effects on satiety became much more prominent. These findings contribute to knowledge about the behavioral processes affected by CB1 antagonism.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881116639287?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
DOI10.1177/0269881116639287
Short TitleJ Psychopharmacol
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