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Understanding the physiopathology of affective disorders and their treatment relies on the availability of experimental models that accurately mimic aspects of the disease. Here we describe a mouse model of an anxiety/depressive-like state induced by chronic corticosterone treatment. Furthermore, chronic antidepressant treatment reversed the behavioral(More)
Tyramine, beta-phenylethylamine, tryptamine, and octopamine are biogenic amines present in trace levels in mammalian nervous systems. Although some "trace amines" have clearly defined roles as neurotransmitters in invertebrates, the extent to which they function as true neurotransmitters in vertebrates has remained speculative. Using a degenerate PCR(More)
The neuropeptide galanin has been implicated in the regulation of processes such as nociception, cognition, feeding behavior, and hormone secretion. Multiple galanin receptors are predicted to mediate its effects, but only two functionally coupled receptors have been reported. We now report the cloning of a third galanin receptor distinct from GALR1 and(More)
The central nervous system octapeptide, neuropeptide FF (NPFF), is believed to play a role in pain modulation and opiate tolerance. Two G protein-coupled receptors, NPFF1 and NPFF2, were isolated from human and rat central nervous system tissues. NPFF specifically bound to NPFF1 (K(d) = 1.13 nm) and NPFF2 (K(d) = 0.37 nm), and both receptors were activated(More)
The regional distribution and cellular localization of dopamine D3 receptors in the rat brain was examined using quantitative autoradiography. [(125)I]7-OH-PIPAT bound in a saturable and reversible manner and exhibited subnanomolar affinity for a single population of GTP-insensitive sites. The pharmacological profile was characteristic of cloned D3(More)
Changes in substance P in the cat spinal cord after deafferentation of the hindlimb were investigated using the peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique. Unilateral lumbosacral dorsal root section (L1-S3) is followed by a decrease in dorsal horn (laminae I, II and V) substance P reaction product which is most marked at 10-11 days. There is no observable change(More)
Deafferentation of the cat dorsal horn by complete unilateral lumbosacral dorsal rhizotomy produces a loss and subsequent partial recovery of substance P (SP) immunoreactivity as visualized by the peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique. The present experiments aimed to determine whether this return of SP represents a generalized response of all fiber systems(More)
Multiple subtypes of dopamine receptors with similar properties have been described. Ligands that have been shown to interact with a single subtype of receptor do not yet exist. The use of immunologic methods provides an alternative approach to distinguish receptors and receptor isoforms. Synthetic peptides corresponding to portions of the third(More)
Three outbred (Sprague-Dawley, Wistar and Long-Evans) and five inbred (Brown-Norway, Buffalo, DA, Fisher and Lewis) strains of rat were used to investigate the extent of genetic variation in the expression and organization of the rat D2 receptor locus. Radioligand binding studies were performed using 125I-iodobenzamide ([125I]IBZM), a high-affinity(More)
The distribution of the beta 1 (beta 1) and beta 2 (beta 2) subtypes of the beta-adrenergic receptor was examined in rat and nondiseased control human tissue. The distribution of the beta 1 and beta 2 receptors was also examined in schizophrenic cases, with additional studies in schizophrenic suicide and nonschizophrenic suicide cases. Scatchard analysis of(More)