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Antidepressant- and anticompulsive-like effects of purinergic receptor blockade: Involvement of nitric oxide

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Pereira, Vitor S. [1] ; Casarotto, Plinio C. [1] ; Hiroaki-Sato, Vinicius A. [1] ; Sartim, Ariandra G. [2] ; Guimaraes, Francisco S. [1, 3] ; Joca, Samia R. L. [3, 2]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Campus USP, Sch Med, Dept Pharmacol, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Campus USP, Sch Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, Dept Chem & Phys, BR-14040904 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Interdisciplinary Res Appl Neurosci NAPNA, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: European Neuropsychopharmacology; v. 23, n. 12, p. 1769-1778, DEC 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 25

Activation of purinergic receptors by ATP (P2R) modulates glutamate release and the activation of post-synaptic P2R is speculated to induce nitric oxide (NO) synthesis. Increased glutamatergic and nitrergic signaling have been involved in the neurobiology of stress-related psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression. Therefore, the aim of this study was to test the effects of two P2R antagonists (PPADS and iso-PPADS) in animals submitted to models predictive of antidepressant-, anxiolytic- and anticompulsive-like effects. Swiss mice receiving PPADS at 12.5 mg/kg showed reduced immobility time in the forced swimming test (FST) similarly to the prototype antidepressant imipramine (30 mg/kg). This dose was also able to decrease the number of buried marbles in the marble-burying test (MBT), an anticompulsive-like effect. However, no effect was observed in animals submitted to the elevated plus maze (EPM) and to the open field test. The systemic administration of iso-PPADS, a preferential P2XR antagonist, also reduced the immobility time in FST, which was associated to a decrease in NOx levels in the prefrontal cortex. In addition, P2X7 receptor was found co-immunoprecipitated with neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS1) in the prefrontal cortex. These results suggest that P2X7, possibly coupled to NOS1, could modulate behavioral responses associated to stress-related disorders and it could be a new target for the development of more effective treatments for affective disorders. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. and ECNP. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 07/03685-3 - Neurotransmissores típicos e atípicos em transtornos neuropsiquiátricos
Beneficiário:Francisco Silveira Guimaraes
Modalidade de apoio: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 11/17281-7 - Participação de mecanismos epigenéticos induzidos por metilação do DNA sobre o desenvolvimento das conseqüências comportamentais do estresse e sobre a expressão de genes envolvidos na neurobiologia da depressão
Beneficiário:Sâmia Regiane Lourenço Joca
Modalidade de apoio: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular