2001 Volume 24 Issue 10 Pages 1191-1194
Effects of the 5-HT1A receptor agonist 8-hydroxy-2-di-n-(propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) on plasma glucagon levels were investigated. 8-OH-DPAT increased plasma glucose and glucagon levels in rats. Both hyperglycemia and hyperglucagonemia elicited by 8-OH-DPAT were prevented by the 5-HT1A receptor antagonist pindolol and prior adrenodemedullation. These results suggest that increases in plasma glucagon levels induced by 8-OH-DPAT were based on the adrenaline release from the adrenal gland and its effects may contribute to its hyperglycemic effects.