Effects of imipramine and bupropion on the duration of immobility of ACTH-treated rats in the forced swim test: Involvement of the expression of 5-HT2A receptor mRNA

Yoshihisa Kitamura, Yoshika Fujitani, Kouhei Kitagawa, Toshiaki Miyazaki, Hidenori Sagara, Hiromu Kawasaki, Kazuhiko Shibata, Toshiaki Sendo, Yutaka Gomita

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Abstract

We examined the effect of chronic administration of imipramine and bupropion, monoamine reuptake inhibitors, on the duration of immobility in the forced swim test and serotonin (5-HT)2A receptor function in the form of 5-HT2A receptor mRNA levels in rats chronically treated with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). The immobility-decreasing effect of bupropion without imipramine did not influence the chronic ACTH treatment. The effect on the expression of 5-HT2A receptor mRNA of chronic ACTH treatment was decreased by bupropion, but not imipramine. These results suggest that bupropion has the effect of reducing immobility time in the forced swim test in the tricyclic antidepressant-resistant depressive model induced by chronic ACTH treatment in rats, and that decreased 5-HT2A receptor mRNA levels may be involved in this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-249
Number of pages4
JournalBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • 5-HT receptor
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone
  • Bupropion
  • Forced swim test
  • Imipramine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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