A major role for thalamocortical afferents in serotonergic hallucinogen receptor function in the rat neocortex

@article{Marek2001AMR,
  title={A major role for thalamocortical afferents in serotonergic hallucinogen receptor function in the rat neocortex},
  author={Gerard J. Marek and Rebecca A. Wright and Jonathan C. Gewirtz and Darryle D. Schoepp},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={105},
  pages={379-392}
}

Interactions of Hallucinogens with the Glutamatergic System: Permissive Network Effects Mediated Through Cortical Layer V Pyramidal Neurons.

  • G. Marek
  • Biology
    Current topics in behavioral neurosciences
  • 2018
The effects on 5-HT2A receptors and related GPCRs appear to play a major role in the behavioral effects of serotonergic hallucinogens, such as head twitches in rodents and higher order behaviors such as rodent lever pressing on the differential-reinforcement-of-low rate 72-s (DRL72-s) schedule.

Mechanism of the 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A receptor-mediated facilitation of synaptic activity in prefrontal cortex

The results from these experiments do not support the idea that 5-HT2ARs elicit the release of an excitatory retrograde messenger nor that they activate thalamocortical afferents, the two dominant hypotheses, and suggest that5-HT 2ARs facilitate intrinsic networks within the PFC.

Control of the serotonergic system by the medial prefrontal cortex: Potential role in the etiology of PTSD and depressive disorders

Data indicate that the activity of the 5-HT system is strongly controlled by the mPFC, and the abnormal prefrontal function in post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive patients may induce a disregulation of 5- HT neurons projecting to other brain areas that can underlie the existing symptomatology in these psychiatric disorders.

Orexin 2 Receptor Antagonists from Prefrontal Cortical Circuitry to Rodent Behavioral Screens

The treatment of mood disorders is an additional potential indica-tion for orexin receptor antagonists beyond simply improving sleep by suppressing hallucinogen-induced head twitches and producing antidepressant-like effects on the differential-reinforcement-of-low-rate 72-s (DRL72-s) schedule of reinforcement.

Presynaptic serotonin 2A receptors modulate thalamocortical plasticity and associative learning

The results provide the first physiological evidence of a role of presynaptic 5-HT2A receptors located at thalamocortical synapses in the control of thalamofrontal connectivity and the associated cognitive functions.

Effects of Hallucinogens on Neuronal Activity.

The disruption of PFC activity induced by PCP, DOI and 5-MeO-DMT is reversed by classical and atypical antipsychotic drugs, suggesting a possible link between the mechanisms underlying the disruption of perception by multiple classes of hallucinogenic agents and the therapeutic efficacy of antipsychotics.

The activation of 5-HT2A receptors in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) by the hallucinogen DOI increases the firing activity of dorsal raphe

It is concluded that DOI increases the activity of the mPFC-DR circuit by an action on postsynaptic 5-HT2A receptors unrelated to thalamocortical afferents.
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