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PURPOSE Many patients with epilepsy are refractory to anticonvulsant drugs or do not tolerate side effects associated with the high doses required to fully prevent seizures. Antagonists of neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptors have the potential to reduce seizure severity, although this potential has not been fully explored in animals or humans. The present study(More)
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration in rats induces a characteristic syndrome termed 'sickness behavior', including profound changes on locomotor activity and circulating stress and inflammatory mediators. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate whether the behavioral and the peripheral biomarker responses induced by LPS could be modified(More)
Sodium channel inhibition is a well precedented mechanism used to treat epilepsy and other hyperexcitability disorders. The established sodium channel blocker and broad-spectrum anticonvulsant lamotrigine is also effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder and has been evaluated in patients with schizophrenia. Double-blind placebo-controlled clinical(More)
In an effort to identify selective drug like pan-antagonists of the 5-HT1 autoreceptors, studies were conducted to elaborate a previously reported dual acting 5-HT1 antagonist/SSRI structure. A novel series of compounds was identified showing low intrinsic activities and potent affinities across the 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, and 5-HT1D receptors as well as high(More)
Bioisoteric replacement of the metabolically labile N-methyl amide group of a series of benzoxazinones with small heterocyclic rings has led to novel series of fused tricyclic benzoxazines which are potent 5-HT(1A/B/D) receptor antagonists with and without concomitant human serotonin transporter (hSerT) activity. Optimizing against multiple parameters in(More)
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