Locomotor activation by theacrine, a purine alkaloid structurally similar to caffeine: Involvement of adenosine and dopamine receptors

@article{Feduccia2012LocomotorAB,
  title={Locomotor activation by theacrine, a purine alkaloid structurally similar to caffeine: Involvement of adenosine and dopamine receptors},
  author={Allison A. Feduccia and Yuanyuan Wang and J. Simms and H. Yi and S. Bartlett},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={102},
  pages={241-248}
}
  • Allison A. Feduccia, Yuanyuan Wang, +2 authors S. Bartlett
  • Published 2012
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
  • Purine compounds, such as caffeine, have many health-promoting properties and have proven to be beneficial in treating a number of different conditions. Theacrine, a purine alkaloid structurally similar to caffeine and abundantly present in Camellia kucha, has recently become of interest as a potential therapeutic compound. In the present study, theacrine was tested using a rodent behavioral model to investigate the effects of the drug on locomotor activity. Long Evans rats were injected with… CONTINUE READING
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