Journal article

Extended treatment with typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs - Differential effects on the densities of dopamine D-2-like and GABA(A) receptors in rat striatum

B Dean, T Hussain, E Scarr, G Pavey, DL Copolov

LIFE SCIENCES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

In situ radioligand binding and quantitative autoradiography have been used to measure the density of striatal D1-like, D2-like, and GABAA receptors in rats treated with haloperidol at 0.01 or 0.1 mg/kg/ day or chlorpromazine, olanzapine or clozapine at 0.1 or 1.0 mg/kg/day for 1, 3 or 7 months. [3H]SCH23390 binding to D1-like receptors was not changed by any drug treatments. There were significant increases in [3H]nemonapride binding to D2-like receptors at different time points due to treatment with haloperidol, chlorpromazine and olanzapine. By contrast, treatment with clozapine and olanzapine caused a time-dependent decrease in [3H]muscimol binding to the GABAA receptor. These data sugge..

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