Sökning: "5-HT1A receptors"
Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 41 avhandlingar innehållade orden 5-HT1A receptors.
1. Serotonergic receptor subtypes in learning and memory : Focus on 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B and 5-HT2A receptors
Sammanfattning : The aim of this thesis was to study how serotonin (5-HT) receptor subtypes can influence hippocampus/amygdala-dependent teaming and memory using the water maze (WM) and the passive avoidance (PA) tasks in rodents, and to provide a cellular correlate to the behavioral results using histochemical methods. Glutamatergic neurons in the trisynaptic circuit of the hippocampus are believed to be important for spatial teaming and memory as well as synaptic plasticity. LÄS MER
2. Modulation of acetylcholine release by serotonergic 5-HT1A and 5-HT1B receptors : A microdialysis study in the awake rat
Sammanfattning : The aim of the thesis was to investigate the effects of the 5-HT1A receptor antagonist robalzotan (NAD-299) and the 5-HT1B receptor antagonist NAS-181 ((R)-(+)-2-(3-morpholinomethyl-2Hchromen-8-yl) oxymethyl-morpholine methanesulfonate) on cholinergic, glutamatergic and GABAergic neurotransmission in the rat brain in vivo. The extracellular levels of acetylcholine (ACh), glutamate (Glu) and GABA were monitored by microdialysis in the frontal cortex (FC) and ventral hippocampus (VHipp) in separate groups of awake rats. LÄS MER
3. 5-HT1A receptor ligands with putative antidepressant activity : Pharmacological studies in the rat
Sammanfattning : Several studies suggest that serotonin(5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT)IA receptor agonists possess antidepressant activity. Probably these agents exert their therapeutic effect through stimulation of postsynaptic 5-HT,A receptors. LÄS MER
4. Development of radioligands for the serotonergic neurotransmission system for use in positron emission tomography
Sammanfattning : The serotonergic system is implicated in several neuropsychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Several hypotheses on the pathophysiology of these disorders are based on the pharmacology of serotonergic drugs. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely used for the treatment of depression and anxiety. LÄS MER
5. Distribution of serotonin receptors and transporters in the human brain : Implications for psychosis
Sammanfattning : The serotonin (5-HT) system is thought to be involved in different psychiatric disorders, including depression and anxiety disorders, and is a major target for the pharmacological treatment of these conditions. The involvement of the 5-HT system in psychosis has been suggested, as 5-HT receptor agonism is a common mechanism of different classes of hallucinogenic drugs and several antipsychotics are 5-HT receptor antagonists. LÄS MER