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Informative Article | Medicine Science | Bulgaria | Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014
Effects of Kyotorphin and D-Kyotorphin on Pain Perception and Blood ACTH and Corticosterone Concentrations after Heat Stress in Rats
Adriana Bocheva | Hristina Nocheva  | Dimo Krastev 
Abstract: Aims & Objectives: The present study consists in evaluation of the effects of the dipeptides Kyotorphin (Kyo) and D-Kyotorphin (D-Kyo) on nociception and plasma levels of adrenocorticotrophic hormone and corticosterone after 1 hour of heat stress in rats. Materials & Methods: Kyo and D-Kyo`s effects on nociception were evaluated by Paw pressure and Hot plate test after 1 hour of heat stress. Plasma levels of both hormones were determined by Radio immunological assays. Conclusions: Since a decrease in heat-stress-induced analgesia and ACTH and CORT plasma levels was observed we assumed that both dipeptides take part in the body`s anti-stress system.
Keywords: Kyotorphin, D-Kyotorphin, Heat stress, Nociception, Anti-stress system
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014,
Pages: 2254 - 2259