The effect of chronic treatment with antidepressants (ADs) on the behavioral responses to LY 171555, a selective D2 receptor agonist, SKF 38393, a selective D1 receptor agonist, and B-HT 920, a selective DA autoreceptor agonist, was studied in rats. In normal rats small, intermediate and high doses of LY 171555 produced hypomotility, hyperactivity and stereotypies, respectively. Chronic but not acute pretreatment with imipramine (IMI) greatly potentiated the motor stimulant effect of LY 171555, but failed to modify its stereotypic and sedative effect. The potentiation of the motor stimulant effect of LY 171555 was observed also after chronic, but not acute, treatment with desmethylimipramine (DMI), mianserin (MIA) or repeated electroconvulsive shock (ECS). Chronic treatment with IMI failed to modify the effect of SKF 38393 (motor stimulation, grooming and penile erection), but reversed the sedative effect of B-HT 920 into a motor stimulant response. The motor stimulant response to LY 171555 in IMI-pretreated animals was suppressed by L-sulpiride, a D2 antagonist, and by a combination of reserpine with alpha-methyltyrosine (alpha-MT), but it was only partially antagonized by high doses of SCH 23390, a selective D1 antagonist. The results indicate that chronic treatment with ADs potentiates the behavioural responses mediated by the stimulation of postsynaptic D2 receptors in the mesolimbic system and suggest that this behavioural supersensitivity is due to enhanced neurotransmission at the D1 receptor level.
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|Titolo:||Possible role of dopamine D1 receptor in the behavioural supersensitivity to dopamine agonists induced by chronic treatment with antidepressants.|
|Citazione:||Serra, G., Collu, M., D'Aquila, P.s., DE MONTIS, M.G., & Gessa, G.l. (1990). Possible role of dopamine D1 receptor in the behavioural supersensitivity to dopamine agonists induced by chronic treatment with antidepressants. BRAIN RESEARCH, 527(2), 234-243.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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