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Recently, it has been proposed that activation of either metabotropic glutamate receptors e.g. mGlu(5) by positive allosteric modulators or stimulation of mGluR(2/3) receptors by agonists may offer new strategy in schizophrenia treatment. The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of mGlu(5) receptor positive allosteric modulator, ADX47273(More)
Effects on aversive learning of the novel highly selective mGlu5 receptor antagonist [(2-methyl-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)ethynyl]pyridine (MTEP) and mGlu1 receptor antagonist (3-ethyl-2-methyl-quinolin-6-yl)-(4-methoxy-cyclohexyl)-methanone methanesulfonate (EMQMCM) were tested, after systemic administration, in the passive avoidance (PA) and fear potentiated(More)
Hypoglutamatergic theory of schizophrenia is substantiated by observation that high affinity uncompetitive antagonists of NMDA receptors such as PCP can induce psychotic symptoms in humans. Recently, metabotropic glutamate receptors of the mGluR5 type have also been discussed as possible players in this disease. However, less is known about the potential(More)
5-Hydroxytryptamine 6 (5-HT6) receptors are involved in learning and memory processes and are discussed as promising targets for the treatment of cognitive impairment in central nervous system disorders. A number of 5-HT6 antagonists are currently in the clinical development for schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). There is some discrepancy regarding(More)
The aim of the present paper was to study the effects of GABAA receptor-positive modulators (L-838417 and NS11394) showing a preference for α2/3 subunits of the GABAA receptor, in models of pain, anxiety, learning, memory and motor function. These compounds have been suggested to have a favourable therapeutic profile over nonselective compounds such as(More)
The non-competitive N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist (+)MK-801 is widely used in animal research (over 3000 publications), however its extracellular brain concentration has never been reported. Here, we show using in vivo microdialysis that systemic injection of (+)MK-801 at doses of 0.05, 0.1 or 0.2mg/kg resulted in peak brain ECF(More)
In the present study, we evaluated the effects of subchronic blockade of mGluR5 by 3-[(2-methyl-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)ethynyl]pyridine (MTEP) on learning, anxiety and levodopa-induced dyskinesia in rats. In addition, we excluded the possibility that subchronic treatment produced pharmacokinetic changes using brain microdialysis. MTEP (5 mg/kg) impaired spatial(More)
Fenobam [N-(3-chlorophenyl)-N'-(4,5-dihydro-1-methyl-4-oxo-1H-imidazole-2-yl)urea] was suggested to possess anxiolytic actions 30 years ago. Hoffmann-La Roche researchers recently reported that it is a selective and potent mGlu5 receptor antagonist, acting as a negative allosteric modulator. In the present study, we show that fenobam readily penetrates to(More)
The purpose of the present study was to compare anxiolytic activity of the metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (mGlu) antagonist, EMQMCM ((3-ethyl-2-methyl-quinolin-6-yl)-(4-methoxy-cyclohexyl)-methanone methanesulfonate) and the mGlu5 receptor antagonist MTEP ([(2-methyl-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)ethynyl]pyridine) and MPEP (2-methyl-6-(phenylethynyl)pyridine) in(More)
Metabotropic glutamate receptors of the subtype 5 (mGluR(5)) are located in brain regions implicated in schizophrenia such as the cerebral cortex or the nucleus accumbens. They may therefore provide an interesting target for the treatment of psychoses. Currently available agonists of mGluR(5) are not selective, do not penetrate the brain and induce a tonic(More)