Martínez-Mota Lucía

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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE In folk medicine, Turnera diffusa Wild (Turnera diffusa, Turneraceae) is considered as an aphrodisiac, but its ability to restore copulation in sexually inhibited subjects has not been reported. AIM OF THE STUDY To determine whether Turnera diffusa recovers sexual behavior in sexually exhausted (SExh) male rats and to(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Several species of Annona (Annonaceae) are used in traditional Mexican medicine by their anti-anxiety, anticonvulsant and tranquilizing properties. It has been reported that the alkaloids isolated from some species of the Annona have affinity to serotonergic 5-HT(1A) receptors and modulate dopaminergic transmission, which is(More)
The effect of chronic desipramine (DMI, 2.5 mg/kg x 21-26 days) treatment in female rats in two anxiety paradigms was assessed: the burying behavior (BB) and the elevated plus-maze (EPM) tests. In the BB test DMI produced a significant decrease in burying in ovariectomized rats, an effect considered as anxiolytic-like. In cycling females, DMI also reduced(More)
The present study analyzes if estradiol benzoate and/or progesterone interact with desmethylimipramine (DMI) to diminish experimental anxiety. The animal model of anxiety used was the conditioned defensive burying test. Dose response curves for DMI (0.625, 1.25 and 2.5 mg/kg, every 24 h, during 21 days), estradiol benzoate (0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0(More)
The first objective of the present study was to explore if several androgens, including testosterone propionate (TP) and its reduced metabolites, 5alpha-androstan-3alpha, 17beta-diol (3alpha-androstanediol) and 5alpha-androstan-3alpha-ol-17-one (androsterone), produce an anxiolytic-like effect in the burying behavior paradigm. Additionally, the possible(More)
Abstract Rationale. Indorenate has been proposed to possess antihypertensive, anorectic, stimulus control and anxiolytic-like actions. This compound has affinity mainly for the serotonergic1A/1B receptors, hence it could possess antidepressant-like activity. Objectives. The general purpose of this study was to explore the possible antidepressant-like(More)
Sex differences exist in the depressive disorder prevalence and response to treatment. Several studies suggest that females respond better than males to the action of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), suggesting that gonadal hormones modulate mood and the response to these drugs. Sexual steroid hormones exert organizational actions (perennial(More)
It has been suggested that old depressed patients require longer antidepressant treatments than their young counterparts. The objective of this study was to establish if aging impairs the response to an antidepressant by using an animal model. For this purpose, young and middle-aged male Wistar rats (of around 4 and 14months, respectively) were exposed to a(More)
Middle-aged male rats are more vulnerable than young adult ones to develop anhedonia when exposed to chronic mild stress (CMS). Clinical studies support the idea that in aged subjects the low testosterone (T) levels are related with their higher stress vulnerability and that this hormone possesses antidepressant-like actions. In this study we evaluated the(More)
The objective of this study was to establish the effect of aging on the development of anhedonia, a core feature of depression. Young and old male Wistar rats (of around 3-5 and 12-15 months, respectively) were exposed to a chronic variable stress (CVS) schedule for 3 weeks. CVS produced anhedonia, indicated by a reduction in the intake of a sucrose(More)