W. P. J. M. Spooren

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 There is a need to identify subtype-specific ligands for mGlu receptors to elucidate the potential of these receptors for the treatment of nervous system disorders. To date, most mGlu receptor antagonists are amino acid-like compounds acting as competitive antagonists at the glutamate binding site located in the large extracellular N-terminal domain. We(More)
Fluvoxamine is a selective serotonin (5-HT) reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) with a broad spectrum of behavioral and therapeutic effects, e.g. in depressive illness. We used the expression of c-fos, after both acute and chronic oral administration of fluvoxamine in the rat, to study its immediate and long-term effects, in relation to the distribution of Galanin(More)
The propargylamine derivative CGP 3466 (dibenzo[b,f]oxepin-10-ylmethyl-methyl-prop-2-ynyl-amine) has previously been found to exhibit neurorescuing and antiapoptotic properties in several in vitro and in vivo paradigms. After showing that this compound does not inhibit monoamine oxidase B and only marginally inhibits monoamine oxidase A at concentrations or(More)
The effects of a subchronic post-lesion treatment of 14 days with (−)-deprenyl or its solvent on the rotational response to apomorphine (0.1 mg/kg) and d-amphetamine (2.5 mg/kg) in 6-OHDA- and SHAM-lesioned rats were investigated. Rats received a local injection of 6-OHDA (9 μg/0.7 μl) or its solvent into the medial forebrain bundle. Following the (SHAM or(More)
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