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Dynorphin A-(1-17) acts through non-opioid mechanisms to produce dose-related neurological deficits following injection into the lumbar spinal subarachnoid space in rats. Hindlimb motor function was examined following subarachnoid injection of dynorphin A fragments and other opioid peptides derived from prodynorphin to establish: (1) which portion(s) of the(More)
The effects of the novel, highly selective serotonin-2 (5-HT2) antagonists, ICI 169,369 and ICI 170,809, on 24 h EEG sleep-wake activity were studied in the rat. Both compounds caused a dose-related increase in the latency to rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) and significantly suppressed cumulative REMS time up to 12 h postinjection. In contrast, neither drug(More)
The pharmacological profile of PD117302 was studied in three rat models of experimental seizures. It was determined that PD117302 is a potent and efficacious anticonvulsant against NMDA (ED50 = 0.27 mg/kg, i.v.) and MES (ED50 = 16.3 mg/kg, s.c.), but not flurothyl, convulsions. Its anticonvulsant profile was dose- and time-dependent, stereospecific and(More)
The opioid antagonist properties of nor-binaltorphimine (nor-BNI; 17,17'-Bis(cyclopropylmethyl)-6,6',7,7'-tetradehydro-4,5:4', 5'-diepoxy-6,6'-(imino) [7,7'-bimorphinan]-3,3',14,14'-tetrol) were evaluated in vivo in the rat maximal electroshock (MES) seizure model. Following s.c. or i.c.v. pretreatment, nor-BNI selectively antagonized the anticonvulsant(More)
The effect of chronic administration of 2(2-dimethylaminoethylthio)-3-phenylquinoline (ICI-169,369) and 2(2-dimethylamino-2-methylpropylthio)-3-phenylquinoline (ICI-170,809), two selective 5-HT2 antagonists, on sleep was studied in rats. As previously shown, the acute effect of ICI-170,809 was to increase latency to rapid eye movement sleep (REMS), decrease(More)
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