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The effects of neuropeptide Y Y(5) receptor antagonist (trans-naphtalene-1-sulphonic acid [4-[(4-amino-quinazolin-2-ylamino)-methyl]-cyclohexylmethyl]-amide hydrochloride; CGP71683A), on food intake, anxiety and locomotor activity were studied. CGP71683A (1-10 mg/kg, i.p.) dose-dependently decreased nocturnal and fasting-induced food intake. CGP71683A did(More)
Vocalization and aggressiveness reactions were evoked in experiments on male Wistar rats by means of electric shock stimulation. The influence of serotonin- and dopaminergic drugs was studied in parallel on emotional reactivity and serotonin metabolism. It has been found that l-tryptophane depresses while l-Dopa intensifies emotional reactivity and(More)
The motor depressant effects of caerulein and N-propylnorapomorphine (NPA) were compared in male mice. Caerulein (1-50 micrograms/kg SC) in a dose dependent manner depressed the exploratory activity, whereas NPA in lower doses (0.5-10 micrograms/kg SC) decreased the motor activity, but in higher doses (over 50 micrograms/kg) had stimulating effect on the(More)
Behavioral and biochemical experiments on male albino mice have revealed similar effects after the cessation of repeated (15 days) haloperidol (0.5 mg/kg daily IP) and caerulein (0.1 mg/kg daily SC) treatment. Tolerance developed to the action of muscimol (a GABA-A agonist, 1 mg/kg IP), caerulein (a CCK-8 agonist, 15 micrograms/kg SC) and flumazenil (a(More)
The experiments on male albino rats have shown that 15 days haloperidol (0.5 mg/kg) and raclopride (1 mg/kg) treatment, but not acute administration, causes the increase of density of sigma receptors in the brain. The number of phencyclidine receptors was also elevated, but this increase was not statistically evident. The behavioral effects of ketamine (5(More)
It has been established in experiments on male mice and rats that caerulein antagonized the behavioural effects of ketamine, an agonist of phencyclidine receptors. Caerulein (75-375 micrograms/kg) and haloperidol (0.1-1.5 mg/kg) suppressed the stereotyped behaviour and motor excitation induced by ketamine (30 mg/kg) in mice. Caerulein and haloperidol failed(More)
It has been shown in the behavioural experiments that combined pretreatment with haloperidol (0.25 mg/kg) and caerulein (40 micrograms/kg), and to a lesser extent pretreatment with caerulein alone caused long-term reversal of amphetamine (2 mg/kg) induced hyperexcitability in rats. Administration of proglumide (50 mg/kg), an antagonist of CCK-8 receptors,(More)
In experiments on male mice and rats, long-term haloperidol administration (0.25 mg/kg twice a day during 15 days) significantly changed behavioural effects of caerulein, an agonist of CCK-8 receptors. As a rule, the effects of caerulein were reduced or inverted; only long-term antagonism with amphetamine motor excitation in rats increased after the(More)
Central and peripheral benzodiazepine binding sites were studied in vitro after the administration of GABAA and GABAB agonists. Cerebral cortex and kidney homogenates were used in this study. Muscimol (1.5 mg/kg, intraperitoneally) pretreatment significantly increased the affinity of benzodiazepine binding sites not only in the cerebral cortex but also in(More)