Florence Oury-Donat

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Noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) blockers induce schizophrenic-like symptoms in humans, presumably by impairing glutamatergic transmission. Therefore, a compound potentiating this neurotransmission, by increasing extracellular levels of glycine (a requisite co-agonist of glutamate), could possess antipsychotic activity. Blocking the glycine(More)
SSR180711 (4-bromophenyl 1,4diazabicyclo(3.2.2) nonane-4-carboxylate, monohydrochloride) is a selective alpha7 nicotinic receptor (n-AChR) partial agonist. Based on the purported implication of this receptor in cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia, the present study assessed efficacy of SSR180711 (i.p. and p.o.) in different types of learning(More)
In this paper, we report on the pharmacological and functional profile of SSR180711 (1,4-Diazabicyclo[3.2.2]nonane-4-carboxylic acid, 4-bromophenyl ester), a new selective alpha7 acetylcholine nicotinic receptor (n-AChRs) partial agonist. SSR180711 displays high affinity for rat and human alpha7 n-AChRs (K(i) of 22+/-4 and 14+/-1 nM, respectively). Ex vivo(More)
2-Chloro-N-S-phenyl 2S-piperidin-2-yl methyl]-3-trifluoromethyl benzamide, monohydrochloride (SSR504734) is a potent and selective inhibitor of the glycine transporter type 1, which increases central N-methyl-D aspartate glutamatergic tone. Since glutamate has been shown to play a role in the regulation of the dopaminergic system in dopamine-related(More)
On native human, rat and mouse glycine transporter-1(GlyT1), SSR130800 behaves as a selective inhibitor with IC50 values of 1.9, 5.3 and 6.8 nM, respectively. It reversibly blocked glycine uptake in mouse brain cortical homogenates, increased extracellular levels of glycine in the rat prefrontal cortex, and potentiated NMDA-mediated excitatory postsynaptic(More)
The present study investigated the effects of the selective neurokinin-2 (NK2) receptor antagonist SR48968 in behavioral, electrophysiological, and biochemical tests sensitive to the action of prototypical antidepressants (fluoxetine, imipramine) or to corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) receptor antagonists, which have been proposed recently as potential(More)
Adaptive changes in 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)2 receptors were investigated in mice after repeated administration of SR 46349B, a potent, selective, and competitive 5-HT2 receptor antagonist (Kl = 0.72 +/- 0.05 nM). Repeated administration (twice per day for 3 days and once on the morning of the fourth day) of SR 46349B (5 or 10 mg/kg, orally) caused 24 hr(More)
Chronic administration (twice a day for three days and on the morning of the fourth day) of SR 46349B (trans-4-[(3Z)3-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)oxyimino-3-(2-fluoroph enyl)propen-1- yl]phenol hemifumarate) (10 mg/kg, orally), a selective 5-HT2 receptor antagonist, caused 24 h later a marked increase (+42%) of the maximum binding capacity of [3H]ketanserin in(More)
SSR 146977 is a potent and selective antagonist of the tachykinin NK3 receptor. In Chinese hamster ovary cells expressing the human tachykinin NK3 receptor, SSR 146977 inhibited the binding of radioactive neurokinin B to NK3 receptors (Ki = 0.26 nM), senktide (10 nM) induced inositol monophosphate formation (IC50 = 7.8-13 nM), and intracellular calcium(More)
SR58611A is a selective beta(3)-adrenoceptor (Adrb3) agonist which has demonstrated antidepressant and anxiolytic properties in rodents. The present study confirmed the detection of Adrb3 mRNA transcript in rodent brain sub-regions and evaluated the effect of SR58611A on serotonergic and noradrenergic transmission in rats and mice in an attempt to elucidate(More)