Anna Sławińska

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mGlu(2/3) receptor agonists were shown to possess an antipsychotic-like potential in animal studies. Recent clinical investigations revealed that their antipsychotic potential might also manifest in humans. LY379268, the group II mGlu receptor orthosteric agonist, was previously shown to exhibit antipsychotic-like action in animal models of schizophrenia.(More)
Several studies have suggested that modulation of the glutamatergic system via metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGlu) could be a new way to achieve antipsychotic-like activity. LSP1-2111, the group III mGlu receptor orthosteric agonist, with a high affinity towards mGlu4 receptors, was previously shown to exhibit antipsychotic-like action in animal models(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Because agonists at metabotropic glutamate receptors exert beneficial effects in schizophrenia, we have assessed the actions of Lu AF21934 and Lu AF32615, two chemically distinct, selective and brain-penetrant positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) of the mGlu4 receptor, in several tests reflecting positive, negative and cognitive(More)
Numerous studies indicate the potential antidepressant actions of several mGlu5 receptor antagonists, including 3-[(2-methyl-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)ethynyl]-pyridine (MTEP). The explanation for the mechanism of these effects might be a key step in finding new antidepressant drugs (AD). The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible role of the(More)
Because zinc deficiency induces depression and anxiety-like behavior in rodents, we examined the effects of zinc administration in several tests by measuring anxiolytic activity in mice and rats. We now report that zinc significantly increased the number of entries into the open arms in the elevated plus maze in rats. Moreover, zinc treatment significantly(More)
A series of 3-(1H-indol-3-yl)pyrrolidine-2,5-dione derivatives was synthesized and their biological activity was evaluated. The chemical structures of the newly prepared compounds were confirmed by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and ESI-HRMS spectra data. All tested compounds proved to be potent 5-HT1A receptor and serotonin transporter protein (SERT) ligands. Among(More)
Diverse preclinical studies suggest the potential therapeutic utility of the modulation of the glutamatergic system in brain via metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors. Lu AF21934, a positive allosteric modulator of the mGlu4 receptor, was previously shown to reverse behavioral phenotypes in animal models thought to mimic positive, negative, and cognitive(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that the Group III mGlu receptor-selective orthosteric agonist, LSP1-2111 produced anxiolytic- but not antidepressant-like effects upon peripheral administration. Herein, we report the pharmacological actions of Lu AF21934, a novel, selective, and brain-penetrant positive allosteric modulator (PAM) of the mGlu(4) receptor in(More)
The synthesis, structure, in vitro and in vivo pharmacological activities of 3β-acylamine derivatives of tropane (4a-n, 5a-g, 6a,b, 8a-c) are described. Among the investigated compounds, several displayed very high (in nM) affinity for the monoamine receptors 5-HT(1A), 5-HT(2A,) and D(2). The most interesting agent 6b revealed very high affinity for the(More)
A series of novel 4-aryl-pyrido[1,2-c]pyrimidine derivatives containing a 1-(2-quinoline)piperazine moiety was synthesized. The chemical structure of new compounds was confirmed by FT-IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HRMS spectra as well as elemental analysis. Affinity of the novel pyrido[1,2-c]pyrimidine derivatives for 5-HT1A, 5-HT2A receptors and serotonin(More)