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The serotonergic system controls the activity of neurotransmissions involved in numerous physiological functions. It is also thought to be crucially implicated in various pathologies, including psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and aggressiveness. The properties of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)-moduline, a novel endogenous peptide, have been(More)
5-HT-moduline (Leu-Ser-Ala-Leu, LSAL) is a novel endogenous peptide isolated from rat brain which interacts in vitro specifically with 5-HT(1B) receptors by a non-competitive mechanism. In the present study, we demonstrate that the efficacy of the selective 5-HT(1B) receptor agonist CP 93 129 in inhibiting the forskolin-stimulated adenylyl cyclase activity(More)
The efficacy of the selective 5-HT1B receptor agonist CP 93,129 in inhibiting the forskolin-stimulated adenylyl cyclase activity in the rat substantia nigra was reduced by both moderate and intensive prolonged training compared with sedentary resting rats. The concentration-response curves of the agonist were shifted to the right with a sixfold increase of(More)
Numerous studies have clearly shown that the turnover and release of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) are increased under acute stressful conditions. Inasmuch as this latter process is under the control of a feedback mechanism involving the stimulation of presynaptic 5-HT1B autoreceptors, we have investigated the possible effects of acute restraint (40(More)
The inhibitory effect of the prototypical 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)1A receptor agonist 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propyl amino)tetraline (8-OH-DPAT) on forskolin-stimulated adenylyl cyclase activity, has been examined as an index of the functional activity of 5-HT1A receptors in the hippocampus of young (3 months) and old (18 months) rats exposed during 24 h or 5(More)