Journal article

Antidepressant-like effects of ketamine in a mouse model of serotonergic dysfunction

Carey Wilson, Shanshan Li, Anthony J Hannan, Thibault Renoir

Neuropharmacology | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


Traditional monoaminergic treatments of depression frequently exhibit suboptimal tolerability and effectiveness. The 'short' (s) allele variant of 5-HTTLPR is known to compromise transcriptional efficacy of the serotonin transporter (5-HTT) and can reduce treatment response to traditional antidepressants (e.g. selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs). This study sought to establish the 5-HTT knock-out (KO) line as a mouse model of SSRI-resistant depression and assess its response to a novel glutamatergic antidepressant, ketamine, a non-competitive N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antagonist. Following acute antidepressant treatment, 5-HTT KO mice and wild-type (WT) controls wer..

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