Kana Isotani

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We previously demonstrated that the discriminative stimulus effects of the κ-opioid receptor agonist U-50,488H were associated with its aversive effects in rats. However, its molecular signaling mechanisms are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the intracellular signaling that plays a role in mediating the discriminative stimulus(More)
The present study was undertaken to identify possible similarities between the effects of kappa-opioid receptor agonist, N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor antagonist, and sigma receptor agonist on the discriminative stimulus effects of U-50488H, and the possible involvement of sigma receptors in the discriminative stimulus and aversive effects of U-50488H. The(More)
Substitutions of the dopamine D(2) or D(3) receptor agonists for the discriminative stimulus effect induced by U-50,488H, methamphetamine (METH) and cocaine in rats were examined. The D(2) receptor agonist R-propylnorapomorphine [(-)-NPA] failed to substitute for U-50,488H cue, while the D(3) receptor-preferred agonist (+/-)-7-hydroxy-dipropylaminotetralin(More)
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