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Ionotropic glutamate-receptor antagonists inhibit the aversive effects of nitric oxide donor injected into the dorsolateral periaqueductal gray of rats

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Autor(es):
Moreira, Fabricio de Araújo [1] ; Molchanov, Moriana Ludmilla ; Guimarães, Francisco Silveira
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto. Departamento de Farmacologia - Brasil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Psychopharmacology; v. 171, n. 2, p. 199-203, Jan. 2004.
Área do conhecimento: Ciências Biológicas - Farmacologia
Assunto(s):Óxido nítrico   Receptores de glutamato
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Rationale Nitric oxide (NO) is a gas neurotransmitter that may facilitate glutamate release in the central nervous system. NO donors or glutamate agonists injected into the dorsolateral periaqueductal grey (dlPAG) induce flight behaviour. Objectives To test the hypothesis that the defensive reactions induced by an NO donor in the dlPAG would be attenuated by pretreatment with AMPA/kainate or NMDA glutamate receptor antagonists.Methods Male Wistar rats with cannulae aimed at the dlPAG received vehicle, AP7 (a NMDA receptor antagonist, 2 nmol) or NBQX (an AMPA/kainite receptor antagonist, 100 nmol) injection 10 min before the administration of SIN-1 (an NO donor, 300 nmol). Immediately after the last injection, their behavior was observed in an open arena during 10 min. Results SIN-1 induced flight reactions characterized by running and jumps. Pretreatment with AP7 or NBQX completely prevented the effects of SIN-1. Conclusion The results suggest that the aversive reactions induced by an NO donor in the dlPAG depend on ionotropic glutamate receptor activation. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 02/13197-2 - Participação do glutamato e óxido nítrico na fisiopatogenia de distúrbios neuropsiquiátricos
Beneficiário:Francisco Silveira Guimaraes
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático