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The serotonergic mechanisms have been successfully utilized by the majority of antidepressant drug discovery programmes, while the search for newer targets remains persistent. The present review focused on the serotonin type-3 receptor, the only ion channel subtype in the serotonin family. Behavioural, neurochemical, electrophysiological and molecular(More)
Etazolate, a pyrazolopyridine class compound is selective inhibitor of type 4 phosphodiesterase (PDE4). Previous study in our laboratory has demonstrated that etazolate produced antidepressant-like effect in rodent models of behavioral despair. The present study was designed to investigate whether etazolate could affect the chronic unpredictable mild stress(More)
Collective evidence suggests that inhibition of neuronal 5-hydroxytryptamine type 2A (5-HT(2A)) receptors contributes to the assuagement of depression-like behaviour in rodents. The present study evaluated the antidepressant-like effect of the 5-((4-benzo [alpha] isothiazol-3-yl) piperazin-1-yl) methyl)-6-chloroindolin-2-one (BIP-1), a compound having(More)
Etazolate, a pyrazolopyridine class derivative is selective inhibitor of type 4 phosphodiesterase (PDE4), an enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of cyclic nucleotide viz. cAMP & regulates cAMP signal transduction. Enhancing cAMP signal transduction by inhibition of PDE4 is known to be beneficial in depression disorders. Thus, the present study was designed to(More)
A series of novel 1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxamides as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists were synthesized with an intention to explore the antidepressant activity of these compounds. The title carboxamides were designed using ligand-based approach keeping in consideration the structural requirement of the pharmacophore of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. The compounds(More)
Depression and anxiety tend to be the most prevalent conditions among the multitude of neurobehavioural disorders which cause distress in the survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The objective of the present investigation was to examine depression-like and anxiety-like behaviour of rats following diffuse TBI. Impact accelerated TBI was induced in(More)
1-(m-Chlorophenyl)piperazine (mCPP) has a fairly complex neuropsychopharmacological profile owing to its affinity to multiple serotonergic receptors. This investigation was designed to establish the effect of mCPP on rodent depression-like behaviour. mCPP was screened in a rodent behavioural test battery comprising of validated antidepressant assays and(More)
Preliminary study in our laboratory showed that etazolate produced antidepressant- and anxiolytic-like effects in rodent models, however, the ability of etazolate to produce antidepressant- and anxiolytic-like effects and underlying mechanism(s) in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) model have not been adequately addressed. This study was aimed to(More)
The anti-serotonergic effects of parthenolide (PTL) demonstrated in platelets inspired the present psychopharmacological investigation, which employs a battery of rodent behavioural assays of depression. In mice, PTL (0.5-2 mg kg(-1)) exhibited dose-dependent depressant-like effects in a forced swim test and a tail suspension test, without affecting the(More)
The serotonin type 3 (5-HT(3)) receptor is unique among the seven recognized serotonin receptor "families". The existence serotonin type 3 receptor (5-HT(3)) in neuro-anatomical regions stimulated the research interest for novel therapeutic targets such as anxiety, depression, nociception and cognitive function. In the current study,(More)