Arvid Carlsson

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DOPA and 5-HTP accumulated in vivo in rat brain after decarboxylase inhibition with NSD 1015 (3-hydroxybenzylhydrazine). This accumulation was linear for the first 30 min and occurred in several brain regions over a wide range of NSD 1015 doses. After a peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor much less, if any, DOPA or 5-HTP accumulated in the brain. The(More)
It was shown in the present study that the selective non-competitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist MK-801 [(+)-5-methyl-10,11-dihydroxy-5H-dibenzo(a,d)cyclohepten-5,10-imine] caused a pronounced and dose-dependent increase in locomotion in mice pretreated with a combination of reserpine and α-methyl-para-tyrosine. Haloperidol pretreatment did not(More)
We report on the pharmacological effects of the 20 fold D 3 vs. D 2 dopamine receptor preferring compound U 99194 A. It is shown that U 99194 A increases rat locomotor activity at doses that do not increase release or utilisation of dopamine in the striatum or the nucleus accumbens significantly. The data do not support any direct agonist action of U 99194(More)
The short-term influence of varying concentrations of the precursors tryptophan and tyrosine on the formation of 5-hydroxytryptophan and Dopa, respectively, in three different rat-brain regions was investigated. The concentrations of the precursors were either increased by the intraperitoneal administration of the respective precursor or decreased by(More)
The dopamine D3 preferring ligand R-(+)-7-OH-DPAT induced strong hypolocomotion in rats. Doses producing reduction of locomotion failed to affect dopamine release or synthesis rate. These data support the hypothesis that the dopamine D3 receptor is a postsynaptic receptor with an inhibitory influence on rat locomotor activity.
The search for new and improved antipsychotic agents has increased in intensity during the past five years. The era of searching for non-toxic copies of clozapine has been followed by several different lines of research, some of which pursue the traditional dopamine track, although at a higher level of sophistication, whereas others focus on other(More)
The biochemical and behavioral effects of the putative dopamine autoreceptor antagonists cis-(+)-5-methoxy-1-methyl-2-(n-propylamino)tetralin, (+)-AJ 76 and cis-(+)-5-methoxy-1-methyl-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin, (+)-UH 232, were evaluated in various in vivo models in rats. Both compounds produced a marked elevation in brain dopamine synthesis and turnover(More)
Research into the role of neurotransmitters and neural networks in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia has been remarkably successful in recent years. The hypothesis postulating a dopamine dysfunction, which has for a long time been supported only by indirect evidence, has received direct support by means of sophisticated imaging techniques. Interactions(More)