Mode of action of agomelatine: synergy between melatonergic and 5-HT2C receptors.

  title={Mode of action of agomelatine: synergy between melatonergic and 5-HT2C receptors.},
  author={Giorgio Racagni and Marco Andrea Riva and Raffaella Molteni and L Musazzi and Francesca Calabrese and Maurizio Popoli and Daniela Tardito},
  journal={The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry},
  volume={12 8},
OBJECTIVES The association between depression and circadian rhythm disturbances is well established and successful treatment of depressed patients is accompanied by restoration of circadian rhythms. The new antidepressant agomelatine is an agonist of melatonergic MT₁/MT₂ receptors as well as an antagonist of serotonergic 5-HT2C receptors. Animal studies showed that agomelatine resynchronizes disturbed circadian rhythms and reduces depression-like behaviour. METHODS This review analyzes… CONTINUE READING
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