Inhibition of 5-HT2 receptor-mediated head-twitch response by cocaine via indirect stimulation of adrenergic alpha 2 and serotonergic 5-HT1A receptors.

@article{Darmani1991InhibitionO5,
  title={Inhibition of 5-HT2 receptor-mediated head-twitch response by cocaine via indirect stimulation of adrenergic alpha 2 and serotonergic 5-HT1A receptors.},
  author={Nissar A. Darmani and Billy R. Martin and Umeshwar Pandey and Richard A Glennon},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={1991},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={353-7}
}
Cocaine inhibits the 5-HT2-mediated (+/-)-DOI-induced head-twitch response (HTR) in mice in a dose-dependent manner. In order to investigate the possible inhibitory mechanism(s) of cocaine on 5-HT2 receptor function, we studied the effects of the selective adrenergic alpha 2 receptor antagonist yohimbine and the beta-adrenergic/5-HT1 receptor antagonist alprenolol, and the 5-HT3 antagonist ICS 205-930 on the inhibitory action of cocaine on the (+/-)-DOI-induced HTR. Neither yohimbine (0.1 and 0… CONTINUE READING