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5HT-1A receptors and anxiety-like behaviours: studies in rats with constitutionally upregulated / downregulated serotonin transporter


Bordukalo-Nikšić, Tatjana; Mokrović, Gordana; Štefulj, Jasminka; Živin, Marko; Jernej, Branimir; Čičin-Šain, Lipa
5HT-1A receptors and anxiety-like behaviours: studies in rats with constitutionally upregulated / downregulated serotonin transporter // Behavioural brain research, 213 (2010), 2; 238-245 doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2010.05.002 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
5HT-1A receptors and anxiety-like behaviours: studies in rats with constitutionally upregulated / downregulated serotonin transporter

Autori
Bordukalo-Nikšić, Tatjana ; Mokrović, Gordana ; Štefulj, Jasminka ; Živin, Marko ; Jernej, Branimir ; Čičin-Šain, Lipa

Izvornik
Behavioural brain research (0166-4328) 213 (2010), 2; 238-245

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Serotonin transporter ; 5-HTT ; SERT ; anxiety ; 5HT-1A receptor ; animal model

Sažetak
Altered activity of brain serotonergic (5HT) system has been implicated in a wide range of behaviours and behavioural disorders, including anxiety. Functioning of 5HT-1A receptor has been suggested as a modulator of emotional balance in both, normal and pathological forms of anxiety. Here, we studied serotonergic modulation of anxiety-like behaviour using a genetic rat model with constitutional differences in 5HT homeostasis, named Wistar-Zagreb 5HT (WZ-5HT) rats. The model, consisting of high-5HT and low-5HT sublines, was developed by selective breeding of animals for extreme activities of peripheral (platelet) 5HT transporter, but selection process had affected also central 5HT homeostasis, as evidenced from neurochemical and behavioural studies. Anxiety-like behaviour in WZ-5HT rats was evaluated by two commonly used paradigms: open field and elevated-plus maze. The involvement of 5HT-1A receptors in behavioural response was assessed by measuring mRNA expression in cell bodies (raphe nuclei) and projection regions (frontal cortex, hippocampus) by use of RT-PCR and in situ hybridization, and by measuring functionality of cortical 5HT-1A receptors by use of [3H]8-OH-DPAT radioligand binding. Animals from the high-5HT subline exhibit increased anxiety-like behaviour and decreased exploratory activity when exposed to novel environment, while they show no measurable alterations in functionality or expression of 5HT-1A receptors at baseline. The results support a contribution of increased serotonergic functioning to the anxiety-like behaviour. They also validate the high-5HT subline of WZ-5HT rats as a potential model to study mechanisms of anxiety, especially of its nonpathological form, while the low-5HT subline may be useful to model sensation seeking phenotype.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Temeljne medicinske znanosti



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Projekt / tema
098-1081870-2395 - Serotonergična neurotransmisija: geni, proteini i ponašanje (Jasminka Štefulj, )
098-1081870-2397 - Serotonergični mehanizmi u alkoholizmu (Lipa Čičin-Šain, )

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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