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Evaluation of the mGlu8 receptor as a putative therapeutic target in schizophrenia
Aberrant glutamatergic neurotransmission may underlie the pathogenesis of schizophrenia and metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) have been implicated in the disease. We have established theExpand
Neurochemical evaluation of the novel 5-HT1A receptor partial agonist/serotonin reuptake inhibitor, vilazodone.
Vilazodone has been reported to be an inhibitor of 5-hydoxytryptamine (5-HT) reuptake and a partial agonist at 5-HT1A receptors. Using [35S]GTPgammaS binding in rat hippocampal tissue, vilazodone wasExpand
Evidence that orexin-A-evoked grooming in the rat is mediated by orexin-1 (OX1) receptors, with downstream 5-HT2C receptor involvement
Abstract. Rationale: Orexins A and B have recently been discovered and shown to be derived from prepro-orexin, primarily expressed in the rat hypothalamus. Orexin-A has been ascribed a number of inExpand
Characterization of a CNS penetrant, selective M1 muscarinic receptor agonist, 77‐LH‐28‐1
M1 muscarinic ACh receptors (mAChRs) represent an attractive drug target for the treatment of cognitive deficits associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. However, theExpand
Latency to paroxetine‐induced anxiolysis in the rat is reduced by co‐administration of the 5‐HT1A receptor antagonist WAY100635
We report here the use of rat high‐light social interaction to model the temporal anxiolytic/antidepressant effects of SSRIs seen in the clinic. Compared to vehicle controls, 21, but not 14, days ofExpand
Characterisation of the selective 5-HT1B receptor antagonist SB-616234-A
The 5-HT1B receptor has attracted significant interest as a potential target for the development of therapeutics for the treatment of affective disorders such as anxiety and depression. Here weExpand
SB-649915-B, a Novel 5-HT1A/B Autoreceptor Antagonist and Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, is Anxiolytic and Displays Fast Onset Activity in the Rat High Light Social Interaction Test
Preclinically, the combination of an SSRI and 5-HT autoreceptor antagonist has been shown to reduce the time to onset of anxiolytic activity compared to an SSRI alone. In accordance with this,Expand
Glycine transporter 1 (GlyT1) inhibitors exhibit anticonvulsant properties in the rat maximal electroshock threshold (MEST) test
Glycine can act as either an inhibitory neurotransmitter or as a potentiator of NMDA-dependent excitatory neurotransmission. There is some evidence that glycine can have both pro- and anticonvulsantExpand
Effects of the atypical antipsychotics olanzapine and risperidone on plasma prolactin levels in male rats: a comparison with clinical data
RationaleHyperprolactinaemia is a common side effect of antipsychotic treatment and the clinical consequences associated with this, e.g. sexual dysfunction, can have a negative impact on patientExpand
3,4-Dihydro-2H-benzoxazinones are 5-HT(1A) receptor antagonists with potent 5-HT reuptake inhibitory activity.
Starting from a high throughput screening hit, a series of 3,4-dihydro-2H-benzoxazinones has been identified with both high affinity for the 5-HT(1A) receptor and potent 5-HT reuptake inhibitoryExpand
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