Increased food intake after type A but not type B cholecystokinin receptor blockade

Physiol Behav. 1991 Jul;50(1):255-8. doi: 10.1016/0031-9384(91)90529-w.


To assess the role of cholecystokinin (CCK) receptors in mediating the satiating effect of an oral preload, overnight food-deprived rats (n = 7) were given access to a high-carbohydrate liquid diet for 40 min. At the end of 40 min, food was removed and rats were injected subcutaneously (SC) with devazepide (DVZ; 1 ng/kg-1 mg/kg), an antagonist selective for the CCK-A receptor, or its vehicle, 0.5% carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). Thirty min after injection, rats were given access to the same liquid food for 60 min. DVZ increased food intake significantly. Furthermore, the effectiveness of a very low dose of DVZ (10 ng/kg) is strong evidence that the effect of DVZ was specific for CCK-A receptors. Three of the rats that increased food intake after DVZ were also tested with L-365,260, an antagonist selective for the CCK-B receptor (10 ng/kg-100 micrograms/kg). L365,260 did not increase food intake significantly. These results confirm and extend previous reports that CCK-A receptor blockade increases food intake after an oral preload. They do not, however, demonstrate a role for the CCK-B receptor in mediating the satiating effect of ingested food under the same experimental conditions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Eating / physiology*
  • Hunger / physiology
  • Male
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Strains
  • Receptors, Cholecystokinin / classification*
  • Receptors, Cholecystokinin / physiology*
  • Satiety Response / physiology*


  • Receptors, Cholecystokinin