Marie Van Drimmelen

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Cannabinoid CB(1) receptor (CB(1)R) signaling has been suggested to play an important role in the regulation of memory and cognition. In the present study, our aim was to investigate whether the CB(1)R antagonist SLV330 (doses ranging from 0.3 to 10mg/kg, given orally, p.o.) could ameliorate impairments in distinct aspects of cognition using different(More)
Cannabinoid CB(1) receptor (CB(1)R) signaling has been shown to play a role in the regulation of addictive behavior. In the present study, our aim was to investigate whether the CB(1)R antagonist SLV330 could reduce ethanol and nicotine self-administration and cue-induced reinstatement of ethanol and nicotine seeking behavior in Wistar rats. In operant(More)
Ten homing pigeons were trained to discriminate the selective 5-HT1A receptor agonist flesinoxan (0.25 mg/kg p.o.) from its vehicle in a fixed-ratio (FR) 30 two-key operant drug discrimination procedure. The 5-HT2 receptor antagonist mianserin (ED50 = 4.8 mg/kg) fully substituted for flesinoxan, whereas ketanserin, ritanserin, mesulergine, and SB200646A(More)
Twelve homing pigeons were trained to discriminate the 5-HT1A receptor agonist flesinoxan (0.25 mg/kg p.o.) from its vehicle in a fixed ratio (FR) 30 two-key operant drug discrimination procedure. Tests for generalization and antagonism showed that compounds with agonistic action at the 5-HT1A receptor, such as 8-OH-DPAT(More)
We have studied 15 infants with severe protein energy malnutrition (PEM) as a model of nutritional nonthyroidal illness. Changes in circulating thyroid hormones, binding proteins, and their interrelationships were assessed before and during recovery. Serum concentrations of total thyroxine and triiodothyronine and of thyroxine-binding proteins were(More)
In the present study, our aim was to investigate whether the novel highly selective 5-hydroxytryptamine6 (5-HT6) receptor antagonist SLV can ameliorate impairments in cognition and social interaction with potential relevance for both schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). SLV sub-chronically - treated Wistar rats reared in isolation showed(More)
Reasoning and problem solving deficits have been reported in schizophrenic patients. In the present study, we have tested rats in a two-lever reversal learning task in a Skinner box to model these deficits. In other studies using the Skinner box, atypical antipsychotics fully reversed phencyclidine (PCP)-induced impairments in reversal learning which is in(More)
Recent studies suggest a potential role for 5-hydroxytryptamine(6) (5-HT(6)) receptors in the regulation of addictive behavior. In the present study, our aim was to investigate whether the novel highly selective 5-HT(6) receptor antagonist compound (CMP) 42 affected nicotine and ethanol seeking behavior in Wistar rats. We have also studied whether CMP 42(More)
Twelve pigeons were successfully (ED50 = 2.4 mg/kg p.o.) trained to discriminate the 5-HT(1A/B) receptor agonist eltoprazine (5.0 mg/kg p.o.) from its vehicle in a fixed-ratio (FR)30 two-key operant drug discrimination procedure. Tests for generalization and antagonism showed that 5-HT1A receptor agonists, such as 8-OH-DPAT(More)