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Scientific congresses and symposiums : Poster
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/128465
Simultaneous versus solitary pharmacological manipulation of NMDA- and AMPA- receptors: effects of new drugs on contextual learning and its extinction
English
Vignisse, Julie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Biochimie et physiologie humaine et pathologique >]
Steinbusch, Harry W.M. [Universiteit Maastricht > Department of Neuroscience > School for Mental Health and Neuroscience > >]
Griegoriev, Vladimir [Russian Academy of Sciences > Institute of Physiologically Active Compounds > > >]
Bettendorff, Lucien mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Biochimie et physiologie humaine et pathologique >]
Bolkunov, Alexei [Russian Academy of Sciences > Institute of Physiologically Active Compounds > > >]
Nunes, Joao [Lisbon University > Faculty of Sciences > Center of Environmental Biology > >]
Bachurin, Sergei [Russian Academy of Sciences > Institute of Physiologically Active Compounds > > >]
Strekalova, Tatyana [Universiteit Maastricht > Department of Neuroscience > School for Mental Health and Neuroscience > >]
17-Jul-2012
No
International
8th FENS Forum of Neuroscience
du 14 au 18 juillet 2012
Barcelona
Spain
[en] Alzheimer´s disease ; AMPA-receptors ; Dimebon ; fear conditioning ; hippocampus ; memory extinction ; mouse ; NMDA receptor
[en] Both the attenuation of the NMDA-receptor mediated transmission via low affinity blockade
mechanism, and the stimulation of AMPA receptor-mediated signaling were shown to result in
beneficial neurobiological effects, such as an enhancement of memory and neurogenesis. We
aimed to compare the effects of acute pharmacological manipulations of these mechanisms, exerted simultaneously or solely in mice, on learning of two mouse tasks with distinct predominant dependency on either glutamate receptor subtype. In a step-down avoidance task, memantine, low affinity NMDA receptor blocker (5 mg/kg), but not ampakine QQX (5 mg/kg) increased memory scores. In contrast, extinction of contextual fear conditioning was significantly enhanced by the latter, but not by the first drug. Among four new isothiourea derivates used at the doses 0.5-1 mg/kg, one compound that showed a maximal potency with respect to both glutamatergic mechanisms, as well as dimebon (1 mg/kg), had the most prominent memory enhancing effects. Thus, simultaneous low affinity blocade of the NMDA receptor and stimulation of AMPA-mediated transmission can result in eminent pro-cognitive activities. These data point to the importance of multi-target drug mechanism in the regulation of cognitive functions and suggest its potential for clinical implications.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/128465

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