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A comparison of the effects of ketamine and phencyclidine with other antagonists of the NMDA receptor in rodent assays of attention and working memory
TLDR
Overall, the opportunity to induce a selective cognitive deficit in attention (5CSRT) or working memory (DMTP) in the rat is limited by both the NMDAR antagonist and the dose range used.
Use of the elevated plus maze in the search for novel anxiolytic agents.
Removing Obstacles in Neuroscience Drug Discovery: The Future Path for Animal Models
TLDR
The purpose of this review is to strongly encourage ever more intensive clinical and preclinical interactions to ensure that basic science knowledge gained from improved animal models with good predictive and construct validity readily becomes available to the pharmaceutical industry and clinical researchers to benefit patients as quickly as possible.
Discriminative stimulus properties of the atypical neuroleptic clozapine in rats: tests with subtype selective receptor ligands
TLDR
Generalization to clozapine for antipsychotics with multiple affinities but with low muscarinic affinity is probably mediated by additive or perhaps supra-additive actions at other receptors, although extensive studies with various combinations of drug mixtures are required to validate this hypothesis.
Selective Remediation of Reversal Learning Deficits in the Neurodevelopmental MAM Model of Schizophrenia by a Novel mGlu5 Positive Allosteric Modulator
TLDR
Findings confirm that the positive modulation of mGlu5 receptors may have beneficial effects in the treatment of certain aspects of cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia and illustrates the importance of studying putative cognitive enhancing drug effects in a number of models which may have implications for the future development of the compound.
Ligands selective for alpha4beta2 but not alpha3beta4 or alpha7 nicotinic receptors generalise to the nicotine discriminative stimulus in the rat.
TLDR
Substitution to the nicotine discriminative stimulus required high-affinity and high intrinsic activity at beta2 but not at beta4- or at alpha7-containing nicotinic receptors.
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