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The present studies were carried out to explore a role of the hippocampal efferents in the development of the locomotor augmentation induced by repeated methamphetamine administrations. For this purpose, electrolytic lesions of either the dorsal fornix or the fimbria fornix were made bilaterally in rats. The latter treatment, not the former, blocked the(More)
The antidepressant effect of sulpiride has been generally explained as the result of its preferential blocking effect on self-inhibitory presynaptic dopamine autoreceptors at low doses. Low dose haloperidol has the same blocking effect. In rats with unilateral ablation of the frontal cortex, methamphetamine administration induced mild contralateral rotation(More)
The specific cholecystokinin (CCK) binding in the slide-mounted tissue sections of the rat frontal cortex was measured with [3H]-CCK-8. The binding was saturable, reversible, high in affinity, and inhibited by caerulein. The chronic administration of dopamine (DA) antagonists and methamphetamine (MAP) showed a tendency to increase the [3H]-CCK-8 binding(More)
This study was undertaken to examine whether repeated alteration of dopamine turnover influences the function of dopamine uptake sites. In the first experiment, rats were repeatedly injected intraperitoneally with L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine or 1-[2-bis(4-fluorophenyl)methoxy]ethyl]-4-(3- phenylpropyl)piperazine (GBR(More)
In order to study the interaction between cholecystokinin (CCK) and dopamine (DA), we prepared an anti-CCK-8 antibody with low cross reactivity, and observed effects of administered various dopaminergic agents on CCK-immunoreactivity (CCK-IR) in discrete brain regions of rats. CCK-8 IR (boiling water extraction) and CCK-33 IR (acetic acid extraction) were(More)
beta-Phenylethylamine (PEA), an endogenous amphetamine-like substance, is known to increase central catecholamine metabolism and has been hypothesized to have an etiological importance in affective disorders. A case of a "rapid cycler" who showed increased PEA excretion before the switch from mania into depression was reported. In order to evaluate whether(More)
In this experiment, rats were injected intraperitoneally with 6 mg/kg methamphetamine (MAP) hydrochloride or the same volume of saline once daily for 14 days. Rats were decapitated after a 1-day, 4-day or 10-day withdrawal period. The number and affinity of [3H]mazindol binding sites in the striatum were measured. Their number in the MAP group decreased as(More)