Kjell A. Svensson

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A specific role for the dopamine D3 receptor in behavior has yet to be elucidated. We now report that dopamine D2/D3 agonists elicit dose-dependent yawning behavior in rats, resulting in an inverted U-shaped dose-response curve. A series of experiments was directed toward the hypothesis that the induction of yawning is a D3 receptor-mediated effect, whereas(More)
We report on the pharmacological effects of the 20 fold D 3 vs. D 2 dopamine receptor preferring compound U 99194 A. It is shown that U 99194 A increases rat locomotor activity at doses that do not increase release or utilisation of dopamine in the striatum or the nucleus accumbens significantly. The data do not support any direct agonist action of U 99194(More)
Atomoxetine is a selective inhibitor of norepinephrine transporters and is currently being used in the pharmacotherapy of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We have previously shown that atomoxetine increased extracellular (EX) concentrations of norepinephrine and dopamine in prefrontal cortex, but unlike the psychostimulant methylphenidate,(More)
A series of (S)-phenylpiperidines in which the substituents on the aromatic ring and nitrogen have been varied has been prepared. They have been evaluated pharmacologically to explore the importance of these substituents for the interaction with central dopamine (DA) receptors. On the basis of biochemical and behavioral data in rats, several of these(More)
The dopamine D3 preferring ligand R-(+)-7-OH-DPAT induced strong hypolocomotion in rats. Doses producing reduction of locomotion failed to affect dopamine release or synthesis rate. These data support the hypothesis that the dopamine D3 receptor is a postsynaptic receptor with an inhibitory influence on rat locomotor activity.
(-)-(1R,4S,5S,6S)-4-amino-2-sulfonylbicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (LY404039) is a potent and selective group II metabotropic glutamate [(mGlu)2 and mGlu3] receptor agonist for which its prodrug LY2140023 [(1R,4S,5S,6S)-2-thiabicyclo[3.1.0]-hexane-4,6-dicarboxylic acid,4-[(2S)-2-amino-4-(methylthio)-1-oxobutyl]amino-, 2,2-dioxide monohydrate](More)
The biochemical and behavioral effects of the putative dopamine autoreceptor antagonists cis-(+)-5-methoxy-1-methyl-2-(n-propylamino)tetralin, (+)-AJ 76 and cis-(+)-5-methoxy-1-methyl-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin, (+)-UH 232, were evaluated in various in vivo models in rats. Both compounds produced a marked elevation in brain dopamine synthesis and turnover(More)
The partial dopamine receptor agonists SDZ 208-911 (N-[(8-alpha)-2,6-dimethylergoline-8-yl]-2,2-dimethylpropanamid e), SDZ 208-912 (N-[8-alpha)-2-chloro-6-methylergoline-8-yl]-2,2- dimethylpropanamide) and terguride (transdihydrolisuride; TDHL) were tested in biochemical, behavioral (locomotor activity) and electrophysiological assays in male rats. In(More)
Dopamine D2-like receptors play an important role in the pharmacotherapy of psychotic disorders. Molecular and cellular techniques have identified distinct gene products (D2-long, D2-short, D3 and D4) displaying the D2 receptor pharmacology. However, the contribution of each subtype in antipsychotic effects of or their physiological role remain unclear.(More)
"Dopamine stabilizers" are a new class of compounds that have the ability to reverse both hypo- as well as hyperdopaminergia in vivo. This class, exemplified by the phenylpiperidines (S)-(-)-3-(3-methanesulfonyl-phenyl)-1-propyl-piperidine [(-)-OSU6162] and 4-(3-methanesulfonyl-phenyl)-1-propyl)-piperidine [ACR16] although lacking high in vitro binding(More)