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The increases in extracellular serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) produced by some antidepressent drugs in forebrain are attenuated by the activation of somatodendritic 5-HT1A autoreceptors by the excess 5-HT induced by these agents in the midbrain raphe. Using microdialysis, we have examined the effects of the selective 5-HT1A antagonist WAY-100635 in(More)
1. Using brain microdialysis, we compared the relative role of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT; serotonin) blockade and somatodendritic 5-HT(1A) and/or terminal 5-HT(1B) autoreceptor activation in the control of 5-HT output. 2. Fluoxetine (10 mg kg(-1) i.p.) doubled the 5-HT output in frontal cortex and dorsal hippocampus. The 5-HT(1A) receptor antagonist WAY(More)
Using microdialysis, receptor autoradiography and in situ hybridization, we examined the effects of fluoxetine alone or with WAY-100635 on: (a) extracellular 5-HT in frontal cortex; and (b) density and sensitivity of 5-HT(1A) autoreceptors in rat brain. WAY-100635 (0.3 mg/kg, s.c.) doubled the increase in extracellular 5-HT produced by fluoxetine (3 mg/kg,(More)
Using microdialysis, we examined the effects of the antidepressant drug fluoxetine on 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) output in rat brain. Fluoxetine (1, 3 and 10 mg/kg i.p.) dose dependently increased 5-HT output in the dorsal and median raphe nuclei and four forebrain areas. Maximal elevations were noted in the raphe nuclei. At 1 and 3 mg/kg, fluoxetine(More)
5-HTt1A receptor agonists reduce the neuronal release of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) by activation of raphe 5-HT1A autoreceptors. Using in vivo microdialysis in unanesthetized rats, we show that the local application of the selective 5-HT1A receptor agonist 8-OH-DPAT decreased the 5-HT output to approximately 50% of controls in medial prefrontal cortex(More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) reduce the 5-HT release in vivo. This effect is due to the activation of somatodendritic 5-HT1A receptors and it displays a regional pattern comparable to that of selective 5-HT1A agonists, i.e., preferentially in forebrain areas innervated by the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN). However, despite a comparatively(More)
VN2222 (1-(benzo[b]thiophen-3-yl)-3-[4-(2-methoxiphenyl piperazin-1-yl]propan-1-ol) is a potential antidepressant with high affinity for the serotonin transporter and 5-HT(1A) receptors. Locally applied, VN2222 enhanced the extracellular 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) concentration (5-HT(ext)) in rat striatum to 780% of baseline whereas its systemic(More)
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