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In vivo extracellular unitary recordings, in vitro 3H-5-hydroxy-tryptamine (5-HT) uptake, and 3H-paroxetine binding assays were used to assess the effect of acute and long-term administration of the 5-HT reuptake inhibitor paroxetine on the neuronal 5-HT transporter in the rat dorsal hippocampus. Recovery time of the firing activity of CA3 hippocampus(More)
Rat bilateral olfactory bulbectomy (OBX) serves as a useful model in the study of depression and the mechanisms of action of antidepressant treatments. Considering the evidence of NMDA receptors involvement in depression, the present study was undertaken in order to investigate the time-course effects of OBX on the NMDA receptor function. Following(More)
The C-terminal fragment of human calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), hCGRP8-37, fails to induce any biological activity in a variety of isolated tissues and behavioral assays even though it possesses nanomolar affinity for [125I]hCGRP alpha binding sites in the central nervous system and peripheral membrane preparations. However, hCGRP8-37 displays(More)
The radioligand binding characteristics and in vitro biological activities of human calcitonin gene-related peptide (hCGRP) homologs, analogs and fragments have been tested in a variety of preparations in order to determine the structural requirements of the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor. The ligand selectivity profile observed in this(More)
Flesinoxan is a high affinity and selective 5-hydroxytryptamine1A (5-HT1A) ligand which, unlike the 5-HT1A agonists of the azapirone class, does not generate 1-(2-pyrimidinyl)piperazine, an alpha 2-adrenoreceptor antagonist. In view of potential antidepressant effects of flesinoxan, this study was undertaken to characterize its 5-HT1A properties in the rat(More)
The effects of prolonged administration of antidepressant drugs, belonging to three different classes, on high-affinity GABAA receptor, GABAB receptor and beta-adrenoceptor binding parameters were determined in the frontal cortex of olfactory bulbectomised rats. Clorgyline (1 mg/kg/day), paroxetine (10 mg/kg/day) or desipramine (10 mg/kg/day) were(More)
A frequency comb is generated with a chromium-doped forsterite femtosecond laser, spectrally broadened in a dispersion-shifted highly nonlinear fiber, and stabilized. The resultant evenly spaced comb of frequencies ranges from 1.1 to beyond 1.8 microm. The frequency comb was referenced simultaneously to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's(More)
In the present study, in vivo extracellular unitary recordings, in vitro [3H]5-HT uptake and [3H]cyanoimipramine binding assays were used to assess the effect of acute and prolonged administration of the putative antidepressant tianeptine, on the 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) transporter. Microiontophoretic application of tianeptine onto dorsal hippocampus CA3(More)
GABAergic mechanisms have been implicated in the bilateral olfactory bulbectomy (OBX) animal model of depression, where GABAB receptor binding sites have been shown to decrease markedly at specific time points after OBX. However, as no detailed time course of events has been determined, the present study investigated the effects of OBX on high-affinity(More)