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Experientia

Influence of substance P and fragments on passive avoidance behavior.


PMID 6198204

Abstract

N-terminal and C-terminal fragments of substance P (SP) have been shown to exert opposite effects on antinociception, grooming and fighting in mice. The present experiments explored whether these findings could be generalized to passive avoidance behavior. Substance P (SP-(1-11] and the C-terminal fragment pyroglutamyl-SP-(7-11) attenuated passive avoidance behavior when picogram amounts were injected into the nucleus accumbens. In contrast, the N-terminal fragment SP-(1-7) had an opposite effect and facilitated passive avoidance behavior.