Effect of Methamphetamine and Imipramine on Cerebral Ischemia-Induced Hyperactivity in Mongolian Gerbils

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Abstract

Ischemia-induced hyperactivity is recognized several hours after both common carotid arteries’ occlusion for 5 min in Mongolian gerbils, and it continues for at least 7 days. The aim of this study is to investigate the possible mechanisms of this abnormal behavior. Methamphetamine (MAP) (1 and 3 mg/kg) was administered for 7 days and imipramine (IMP) (5 and 10 mg/kg) was administered for 7 or 14 days. Bilateral carotid artery was occluded for 5 min 24 h after the last administrations of these drugs. MAP, which had been administered every day for 1 week, showed marked inhibition in the ischemia-induced hyperactivity. However, IMP did not have any effect even though it had been injected every day for 2 weeks. Hippocampal CA1 neuronal changes also appeared in the MAP- and IMP-administered groups. As the dopaminergic neurotransmission is facilitated by the repeated administration of MAP, the ischemia-induced hyperactivity may be related to abnormalities in dopaminergic function. The participation of the other neurotransmitters is also discussed.

Journal

  • The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology

    The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology 88(3), 293-299, 2002-03-01

    The Japanese Pharmacological Society

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Cited by:  1

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008187867
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00691188
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00215198
  • NDL Article ID
    6119510
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS51(科学技術--薬学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-D199
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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