Journal article

Contrasting regional Fos expression in adolescent and young adult rats following acute administration of the antidepressant paroxetine.

Emily A Karanges, Linnet Ramos, Bruno Dampney, Anastasia S Suraev, Kong M Li, Iain S McGregor, Glenn E Hunt

Brain Res Bull | Published : 2016


Adolescents and adults may respond differently to antidepressants, with poorer efficacy and greater probability of adverse effects in adolescents. The mechanisms underlying this differential response are largely unknown, but likely relate to an interaction between the neural effects of antidepressants and brain development. We used Fos immunohistochemistry to examine regional differences in adolescent (postnatal day (PND) 28) and young adult (PND 56) male, Wistar rats given a single injection of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine (10mg/kg). Paroxetine induced widespread Fos expression in both adolescent and young adult rats. Commonly affected areas include the bed nucleus ..

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