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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Desensitization of somatodendritic 5-HT(1A) receptors is involved in the mechanism of action of several antidepressants, but the rapidity of this effect and the amount of agonist stimulation needed are unclear. We evaluated the capacity of the high-efficacy 5-HT(1A) agonist, F13714(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Activation of post-synaptic 5-HT(1A) receptors may provide enhanced therapy against depression. We describe the signal transduction profile of F15599, a novel 5-HT(1A) receptor agonist. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH F15599 was compared with a chemical congener, F13714, and with (+)8-OH-DPAT in models of signal transduction in vitro and ex(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE F15599, a novel 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)(1A) receptor agonist with 1000-fold selectivity for 5-HT compared with other monoamine receptors, shows antidepressant and procognitive activity at very low doses in animal models. We examined the in vivo activity of F15599 at somatodendritic autoreceptors and postsynaptic 5-HT(1A)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Combining 5-HT(1A) receptor activation with dopamine D(2)/D(3) receptor blockade should improve negative symptoms and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. We describe the in vitro profile of F15063 (N-[(2,2-dimethyl-2,3-dihydro-benzofuran-7-yloxy)ethyl]-3-(cyclopent-1-enyl)-benzylamine). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH F15063 was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Xaliproden (SR57746A) is a 5-HT(1A) receptor agonist and neurotrophic agent that reduces oxaliplatin-mediated neuropathy in clinical trials. The present study investigated its profile on in vitro transduction, neurochemical responses and acute nociceptive pain tests in rats. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Xaliproden was tested on models(More)
While cetacean distribution and habitat is well investigated in some areas in the Mediterranean, only a few studies have been conducted so far in the central part of the Mediterranean basin. In order to fill this gap, a dedicated research program has been developed using ferries operating between Tunis and Genoa as platforms of opportunity to collect data(More)
Dopamine D2 receptor blockade is thought to be mandatory for antipsychotic action because most of the currently used antipsychotics have high affinity at these receptors. Here, we examined the in vivo binding characteristics of the D2-like receptor antagonist [3H]nemonapride in rat brain areas including the striatum, olfactory lobes and frontal cortex and(More)
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