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Successful Combined Therapy with Tamoxifen and Lithium in a Paradoxical Sleep Deprivation-Induced Mania Model

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Autor(es):
Armani, Fernanda [1] ; Andersen, Monica L. [1] ; Andreatini, Roberto [2] ; Frussa-Filho, Roberto [3] ; Tufik, Sergio [1] ; Fernandes Galduroz, Jose Carlos [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Psicobiol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Parana, Setor Ciencias Biol, Dept Farmacol, BR-80060000 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Farmacol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics; v. 18, n. 2, p. 119-125, 2012.
Citações Web of Science: 28
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Background: Previous studies have suggested that manic states and sleep deprivation could contribute to the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder (BD) through protein kinase C (PKC) signaling abnormalities. Moreover, adjunctive therapy has become a standard strategy in the management of BD patients who respond poorly to current pharmacological treatments. Aim: Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the possible involvement of PKC inhibition by tamoxifen both separately or in combination with lithium, in paradoxical sleep deprivation (PSD)-induced hyperactivity, one facet of mania-like behavior. Materials \& Methods: Adult male C57BL/6J mice were randomly distributed (n = 7/group) in 24-h PSD or control groups and injected intraperitoneally (i.p.) with vehicle, lithium (50, 100, or 150 mg/kg) or tamoxifen (0.5, 1.0, or 2.0 mg/kg experiment 1). In a second experiment, mice were injected i.p. with vehicle or a combination of subeffective doses of lithium and tamoxifen. Animals were subjected to a protocol based on repetitive PSD conditions, followed by assessment of locomotion activity in the open-field task. Results: PSD significantly increased locomotor activity in both experiments. These behavioral changes were prevented by a treatment with lithium or tamoxifen, or a combined treatment with both lithium and tamoxifen. Discussion: Therefore, our findings suggest that lithium and tamoxifen exert reversal effects against PSD-induced hyperactivity in mice. Conclusion: Furthermore, tamoxifen as an adjunct to lithium therapy provides support for an alternative treatment of individuals who either do not respond adequately or cannot tolerate the adverse effects associated with therapeutic doses of lithium. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 98/14303-3 - Center for Sleep Studies
Beneficiário:Sergio Tufik
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs