Anxiolytic properties of a 2-phenylindolglyoxylamide TSPO ligand: Stimulation of in vitro neurosteroid production affecting GABAA receptor activity.

Abstract

A number of neurosteroids have been demonstrated to exert anxiolytic properties by means of a positive modulation of inhibitory GABAergic neurotransmission. The observation that neurosteroid synthesis can be pharmacologically regulated by ligands to the mitochondrial translocator protein (TSPO) has prompted the search for new, more selective TSPO ligands… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.07.021

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