N S Buckholtz

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Female CF1 mice were given L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), quipazine, or 6-methoxy-1,2,3,4-beta-carboline (6-MeO-THBC) in conjunction with various serotonergic drugs to determine if the pituitary-adrenal stimulation produced by the former compounds is serotonergically mediated. Corticosterone (CS) responses to 5-HTP were uninfluenced by pretreatment with a(More)
A dosage regimen of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) that reliably produces behavioral tolerance in rats was evaluated for effects on neurotransmitter receptor binding in rat brain using a variety of radioligands selective for amine receptor subtypes. Daily administration of LSD [130 micrograms/kg (0.27 mumol/kg) intraperitoneally (IP)] for 5 days produced(More)
The effect of ten daily injections of saline or d-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) (260 micrograms/kg i.p.) on serotonin1 (5-hydroxytryptamine1, 5-HT1) and 5-HT2 receptor binding was determined in brain membranes from rats killed 24 h after the last injection. [3H]LSD (3.0 nM) was used with either 30.0 nM 5-HT or 70.0 nM cinanserin to estimate 5-HT1 and(More)
We previously reported that 6-methoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-beta-carboline (6-MeO-THBC) attenuated audiogenic seizures (AGS) in 21-day-old DBA/2J mice and also inhibited brain monoamine oxidase-A (MAO-A) and serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) uptake leading to increased brain 5-HT concentration. In this study, the sensitivity of AGS to 5-HT manipulation was(More)
The effects of ethanol on serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) receptor binding in rat and mouse brain were determined under in vitro conditions and in mouse brain following seven days of ethanol ingestion. 5-HT1A receptor characteristics were measured utilizing the agonist [3H]8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin ([ 3H]DPAT), and 5HT2 receptor-binding(More)
The activities of monoamine oxidase (MAO)-A and -B in subcellular fractions of bovine retina were determined using serotonin and beta-phenylethylamine, respectively, as substrates. The subcellular fractions were a P1 fraction containing photoreceptor cell synaptosomes and a P2 fraction enriched with small synaptosomes derived from the inner plexiform layer.(More)
The activities of monoamine oxidase (MAO)-A and MAO-B (using [3H]serotonin and [14C]beta-phenylethylamine, respectively, as substrates) were determined in homogenates of whole mouse brains using a solvent extraction procedure. 6-Methoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-beta-carboline (6-MeO-TH beta C) had an IC50 of 1.6 microM, in vitro, for MAO-A using whole brain(More)