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The involvement of noradrenergic mechanisms in the suppressive effects of diazepam on the hypothalamic pituitary-adrenal axis activity in female rats.


Švob Štrac, Dubravka; Muck-Šeler, Dorotea; Pivac, Nela
The involvement of noradrenergic mechanisms in the suppressive effects of diazepam on the hypothalamic pituitary-adrenal axis activity in female rats. // Croatian medical journal, 53 (2012), 3; 212-221 doi:10.3325/cmj.2012.53.214 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The involvement of noradrenergic mechanisms in the suppressive effects of diazepam on the hypothalamic pituitary-adrenal axis activity in female rats.

Autori
Švob Štrac, Dubravka ; Muck-Šeler, Dorotea ; Pivac, Nela

Izvornik
Croatian medical journal (0353-9504) 53 (2012), 3; 212-221

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

Ključne riječi
Diazepam; noradrenaline; HPA axis; rats

Sažetak
Aim To elucidate the involvement of noradrenergic system in the mechanism by which diazepam suppresses basal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity. Methods Plasma corticosterone and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels were determined in female rats treated with diazepam alone, as well as with diazepam in combination with clonidine (α2-adrenoreceptor agonist), yohimbine (α2-adrenoreceptor antagonist), alpha-methylp- tyrosine (α-MPT, an inhibitor of catecholamine synthesis), or reserpine (a catecholamine depleting drug) and yohimbine. Results Diazepam administered in a dose of 2.0 mg/kg suppressed basal HPA axis activity, ie, decreased plasma corticosterone and ACTH levels. Pretreatment with clonidine or yohimbine failed to affect basal plasma corticosterone and ACTH concentrations, but abolished diazepaminduced inhibition of the HPA axis activity. Pretreatment with α-MPT, or with a combination of reserpine and yohimbine, increased plasma corticosterone and ACTH levels and prevented diazepam-induced inhibition of the HPA axis activity. Conclusion The results suggest that α2-adrenoreceptors activity, as well as intact presynaptic noradrenergic function, are required for the suppressive effect of diazepam on the HPA axis activity.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti



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Projekt / tema
098-0000000-2448 - Stres, GABA-A receptori i mehanizmi djelovanja neuropsihofarmaka (Dubravka Švob Štrac, )
098-0982522-2455 - Molekularna podloga i liječenje psihijatrijskih i stresom izazvanih poremećaja (Nela Pivac, )
098-0982522-2457 - Farmakogenomika i proteomika serotoninskog i kateholaminskog sustava (Dorotea Muck-Šeler, )

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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