Rashida Pachmerhiwala

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It was recently reported that administration of the metabotropic glutamate 2 and 3 (mGlu2/3) receptor agonist prodrug LY2140023 to schizophrenic patients decreased positive symptoms. However, at the single, potentially suboptimal, dose that was tested, LY2140023 trended towards being inferior to olanzapine on several indices of efficacy within the Positive(More)
T-type calcium channels are important in burst firing and expressed in brain regions implicated in schizophrenia. Therefore, we examined the effects of novel selective T-type calcium channel antagonists in preclinical assays predictive of antipsychotic-like activity. TTA-A2 blocked the psychostimulant effects of amphetamine and MK-801 and decreased(More)
The acute administration of MDMA has been shown to promote glycogenolysis and increase the extracellular concentration of glucose in the striatum. In the present study the role of serotonergic and/or noradrenergic mechanisms in the MDMA-induced increase in extracellular glucose and glycogenolysis was assessed. The relationship of these responses to the(More)
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