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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645783/maerua-angolensis-stem-bark-extract-reverses-anxiety-and-related-behaviours-in-zebrafish-involvement-of-gabaergic-and-5-ht-systems
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Charles Kwaku Benneh, Robert Peter Biney, Priscilla Kolibea Mante, Augustine Tandoh, Donatus Wewura Adongo, Eric Woode
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Maerua angolensis DC (Capparaceae) has been employed in the management of several central nervous system (CNS) disorders including anxiety. This study evaluated the anxiolytic effects of the petroleum ether/ethyl acetate fraction stem bark extract and its possible mechanism(s) using zebrafish anxiety models. METHODS: Adult zebrafish, tested in the novel tank and light dark tests, have shown by previous authors to be sensitive to the anxiolytic effects of known anxiolytic drugs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627696/desipramine-induces-apoptosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Dong Kwon Yang, Shang-Jin Kim
Antitumor effects of antidepressants have been reported in many cancer cell lines. However, anti-proliferative effects of desipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant, in hepatocellular carcinoma are currently unknown. In this study, we examined the effects of desipramine in human hepatoma Hep3B cells. To evaluate anti-proliferative effects of desipramine in Hep3B cells, we determined cell viability, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activity, and intracellular Ca2+ levels after desipramine treatment...
June 15, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617576/ex-vivo-measurement-of-electrically-evoked-dopamine-release-in-zebrafish-whole-brain
#3
Mimi Shin, Thomas M Field, Chase S Stucky, Mia N Furgurson, Michael A Johnson
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) have recently emerged as useful model organism for the study of neuronal function. Here, fast-scan cyclic voltammetry at carbon-fiber microelectrodes (FSCV) was used to measure locally-evoked dopamine release and uptake in zebrafish whole brain preparations and results were compared with those obtained from brain slices. Evoked dopamine release ([DA]max) was similar in whole brain and sagittal brain slice preparations (0.49 ± 0.13 µM in whole brain and 0.59 ± 0.28 µM in brain slices)...
June 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587819/prodepressant-and-anxiogenic-like-effects-of-serotonin-selective-but-not-noradrenaline-selective-antidepressant-agents-in-mice-lacking-%C3%AE-2-containing-gabaa-receptors
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Rebecca S Benham, Nishani B Hewage, Raymond F Suckow, Elif Engin, Uwe Rudolph
Deficits in neuronal inhibition via gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) type A receptors (GABAA-Rs) are implicated in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder and the therapeutic effects of current antidepressant treatments, however, the relevant GABAA-R subtype as defined by its alpha subunit is still unknown. We previously reported anxiety- and depressive-like behavior in alpha2+/- and alpha2-/- mice, respectively (Vollenweider, 2011). We sought to determine whether this phenotype could be reversed by chronic antidepressant treatment...
June 3, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574581/the-%C3%AE-3-adrenoceptor-agonist-mirabegron-increases-human-atrial-force-through-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptors-an-indirect-mechanism
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Weilan Mo, Martin C Michel, Xiang Wen Lee, Alberto J Kaumann, Peter Molenaar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mirabegron has been classified as a β3 -adrenoceptor agonist approved for overactive bladder syndrome. We investigated possible cardiac effects of mirabegron in the absence or presence of β-adrenoceptor subtype antagonists. In view of its phenylethanolamine structure we investigated whether mirabegron has indirect sympathomimetic activity by using neuronal uptake blockers. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Right atrial trabeculae, from non-failing hearts, were paced and contractile force measured at 37°C...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562459/desipramine-rescues-emotional-memory-deficit-induced-by-low-doses-of-reserpine
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Yi Luo, Zhilian Li, Xiaoyan Peng, Liexin Xia, Lan Ma
Emotional memory deficit is a well-known complication in early Parkinson's disease. However, its molecular mechanism is still not well known. To address this issue, we examined the cue-related fear-conditioning task and long-term potentiation (LTP) of the thalamus to the lateral amygdala in rats treated with low doses of reserpine (Res). We found that low-dose Res treatment impaired emotional memory and LTP. We also found that exogenous upregulation of norepinephrine (NE) ameliorated the impairment of LTP by facilitating β-adrenergic receptors...
May 30, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514334/-anxiety-and-depressive-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease
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G N Akhmadeeva, R V Magzhanov, G N Tayupova, A R Bajtimerov, I M Hidijatova
This review presents the most recent data of worldwide research on anxiety and depressive disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease. Their characteristics and epidemiology, pathogenetic and clinical features, methods of diagnosis and treatment are presented. Depression occurs in 40-50% of patients with PD, anxiety in 17-43% of patients. Pramipexole, a dopamine agonist, is only one drug recommended for depression treatment. Nortriptyline and desipramine, belonging to the group of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), are considered to be possibly effective...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485406/inducing-a-long-term-potentiation-in-the-dentate-gyrus-is-sufficient-to-produce-rapid-antidepressant-like-effects
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A Kanzari, C Bourcier-Lucas, A Freyssin, D N Abrous, N Haddjeri, G Lucas
Recent hypotheses propose that one prerequisite to obtain a rapid antidepressant (AD) effect would reside in processes of synaptic reinforcement occurring within the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus independently from neurogenesis. However, to date no relationship has been established between an increased DG synaptic plasticity, and rapid AD-like action. To the best of our knowledge, this study shows for the first time that inducing a long-term potentiation (LTP) within the DG by stimulating the perforant pathway (PP) is sufficient to induce such effects...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481169/a-comparison-of-sexual-side-effects-of-antidepressants-with-and-without-naltrexone
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Mona Thapa, Ismene Petrakis, Elizabeth Ralevski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare the rate of sexual side effects of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine versus the tricyclic antidepressant desipramine and to examine the effect of co-prescription of naltrexone on sexual side effects among participants in a randomized clinical trial. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis (N = 88) of veterans who participated in a 12-week trial. All veterans were randomized into one of four treatment groups: (a) desipramine/naltrexone, (b) desipramine/placebo, (c) paroxetine/naltrexone, and (d) paroxetine/placebo...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433460/stimulatory-effect-of-desipramine-on-lung-metastases-of-adenocarcinoma-madb-106-in-stress-highly-sensitive-and-stress-non-reactive-rats
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Beata Grygier, Marta Kubera, Danuta Wrona, Adam Roman, Agnieszka Basta-Kaim, Piotr Gruca, Mariusz Papp, Zofia Rogoz, Monika Leskiewicz, Boguslawa Budziszewska, Magdalena Regulska, Barbara Korzeniak, Katarzyna Curzytek, Katarzyna Glombik, Joanna Slusarczyk, Michael Maes, Wladyslaw Lason
The effect of antidepressant drugs on tumor progress is very poorly recognized. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of individual reactivity to stress and 24-day desipramine (DES) administration on the metastatic colonization of adenocarcinoma MADB 106 cells in the lungs of Wistar rats. Wistar rats were subjected to stress procedure according to the chronic mild stress (CMS) model of depression for two weeks and stress highly-sensitive (SHS) and stress non-reactive (SNR) rats were selected...
April 19, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431972/mitochondrial-energy-metabolism-of-rat-hippocampus-after-treatment-with-the-antidepressants-desipramine-and-fluoxetine
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Roberto Federico Villa, Federica Ferrari, Laura Bagini, Antonella Gorini, Nicoletta Brunello, Fabio Tascedda
Alterations in mitochondrial functions have been hypothesized to participate in the pathogenesis of depression, because brain bioenergetic abnormalities have been detected in depressed patients by neuroimaging in vivo studies. However, this hypothesis is not clearly demonstrated in experimental studies: some suggest that antidepressants are inhibitors of mitochondrial metabolism, while others observe the opposite. In this study, the effects of 21-day treatment with desipramine (15 mg/kg) and fluoxetine (10 mg/kg) were examined on the energy metabolism of rat hippocampus, evaluating the catalytic activity of regulatory enzymes of mitochondrial energy-yielding metabolic pathways...
April 18, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420138/adjustment-of-dysregulated-ceramide-metabolism-in-a-murine-model-of-sepsis-induced-cardiac-dysfunction
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Ha-Yeun Chung, Anna S Kollmey, Andrea Schrepper, Matthias Kohl, Markus F Bläss, Sebastian N Stehr, Amelie Lupp, Markus H Gräler, Ralf A Claus
Cardiac dysfunction, in particular of the left ventricle, is a common and early event in sepsis, and is strongly associated with an increase in patients' mortality. Acid sphingomyelinase (SMPD1)-the principal regulator for rapid and transient generation of the lipid mediator ceramide-is involved in both the regulation of host response in sepsis as well as in the pathogenesis of chronic heart failure. This study determined the degree and the potential role to which SMPD1 and its modulation affect sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy using both genetically deficient and pharmacologically-treated animals in a polymicrobial sepsis model...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398693/development-and-qualification-of-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-models-for-drugs-with-atypical-distribution-behavior-a-desipramine-case-study
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T S Samant, V Lukacova, S Schmidt
Desipramine is a secondary tricyclic amine, which is primarily metabolized by cytochrome 2D6. It shows a high volume of distribution (Vss) (10-50 L/kg) due to its high lipophilicity, unspecific phospholipid binding, and lysosomal trapping. The objective of this study was to develop and qualify a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model for desipramine, which accounts for the high Vss of the drug following intravenous and oral administration of doses up to 100 mg. The model also accounts for the extended time to reach maximum concentration after oral dosing due to enterocyte trapping...
April 11, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396142/atypical-binding-at-dopamine-and-serotonin-transporters-contribute-to-the-discriminative-stimulus-effects-of-mephedrone
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Alyssa F DeLarge, Laura L Erwin, Peter J Winsauer
Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone), a constituent of the recreational substances known as "bath salts", is a synthetic cathinone that can produce auditory and visual hallucinations, as well as problematic cardiovascular effects. This study compared the discriminative stimulus effects of mephedrone (0.32-10 mg/kg) with other prototypical drugs of abuse: cocaine (0.56-32 mg/kg), d-amphetamine (0.18-3.2 mg/kg), ketamine (1.8-18 mg/kg), phencyclidine (PCP, 1-5.6 mg/kg), heroin (1-10 mg/kg), 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (R-DOI, 0...
June 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359918/the-effects-of-desipramine-fluoxetine-or-tianeptine-on-changes-in-bulbar-bdnf-levels-induced-by-chronic-social-instability-stress-and-inflammation
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Marta M Nowacka-Chmielewska, Daniela Kasprowska, Monika Paul-Samojedny, Anna M Bielecka-Wajdman, Jarosław J Barski, Andrzej Małecki, Ewa Obuchowicz
BACKGROUND: Stress is a major predisposing factor in the development of psychiatric disorders and potential source of augmented inflammatory processes in the brain. Increasing body of evidence shows an important role of alterations in the olfactory bulbs (OBs) function in stress-related disorders. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of antidepressants on the alterations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in female rats subjected to chronic social instability stress (CSIS)...
June 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352358/alterations-in-vegf-expression-induced-by-antidepressant-drugs-in-female-rats-under-chronic-social-stress
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Marta Maria Nowacka-Chmielewska, Monika Paul-Samojedny, Anna Maria Bielecka-Wajdman, Jarosław Jerzy Barski, Ewa Obuchowicz
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is thought to serve a role in neurogenesis and the stress response. Although a definite link between the action of antidepressants and VEGF has not been identified, it is assumed that VEGF, as a neurotrophic factor, serves an important role in the effects of antidepressant treatment. To examine this, the present study subjected adult female rats to four weeks of social instability stress and measured the effect of antidepressant treatment on the expression of VEGF. Firstly, endocrine markers of stress and body weight were measured in parallel with behavioral tests prior to and following subjection to stress...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351776/the-hippocampus-and-dorsal-raphe-nucleus-are-key-brain-areas-associated-with-the-antidepressant-effects-of-lithium-augmentation-of-desipramine
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Sofia Cussotto, John F Cryan, Olivia F O'Leary
Approximately 50% of depressed individuals fail to achieve remission with first-line antidepressant drugs and a third remain treatment-resistant. When first-line antidepressant treatment is unsuccessful, second-line strategies include dose optimisation, switching to another antidepressant, combination with another antidepressant, or augmentation with a non-antidepressant medication. Much of the evidence for the efficacy of augmentation strategies comes from studies using lithium to augment the effects of tricyclic antidepressants...
March 27, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344173/exploring-the-structure-permeation-relationship-of-topical-tricyclic-antidepressants-used-for-skin-analgesia
#18
Kuo-Sheng Liu, Tse-Hung Huang, Ibrahim A Aljuffali, En-Li Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang, Jia-You Fang
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the skin permeation of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) with propamine moiety to select candidates for the development of topical analgesics to treat cutaneous pain. We sought to establish the structure-permeation relationship (SPR) of topical TCAs. The lipophilicity, melting point, and aqueous solubility were determined to develop the physicochemical characterization. The TCA permeation into pig and nude mouse skins was estimated using Franz diffusion cell. TCAs and lidocaine were comparatively examined for cutaneous analgesia by pinprick assay...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294876/-myocardial-infarction-and-natural-defense-mechanisms-the-role-of-norepinephrine-reuptake
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S E Naumenko, T V Latysheva, M A Gilinsky
PURPOSE: to study effect of norepinephrine reuptake blockade in reperfusion period on size of infarct caused by local ischemia with and without ischemic pre- and postconditioning. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Wistar rats (n=46) were randomly divided into 6 groups. Group (gr) I (n=7) - 30 min occlusion of left coronary artery followed by 120 reperfusion; gr II (n=2) as in gr I +desipramine (0.8 mg/kg intravenously [i.v.]) at the start of reperfusion; gr III (n=6) - ischemic preconditioning before coronary artery occlusion; gr IV (n=7)...
May 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287791/adolescent-chronic-restraint-stress-acrs-elicits-robust-depressive-like-behavior-in-freely-cycling-adult-female-rats-without-increasing-anxiety-like-behaviors
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Meghan Hibicke, Martha A Graham, Renée L Hayslett
Stress during times of rapid development is a risk factor for Major Depressive Disorder, a mood disorder that disproportionately affects women. We developed an adolescent chronic restraint stress (aCRS) protocol using female rats to address the impact of adolescent stress on female adult depressive-like behavior. Animals were divided into 4 treatment groups: not restrained:saline (NRSAL), not restrained:desipramine (NRDES), restrained:saline (RSAL), and restrained:desipramine (RDES). NRSAL and NRDES rats were housed in a separate colony room from RSAL and RDES rats...
April 2017: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
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