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Neurobiol Learn Mem. 1995 Mar;63(2):143-8.

Interaction between the NMDA competitive antagonist CPP and the dopaminergic system in one-trial inhibitory avoidance in C57BL/6 mice.

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Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Molecolare, Università di Roma, La Sapienza, Italy.


Post-training administration of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors antagonist CPP, at doses of 0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg, impaired, in dose-dependent fashion, retention of the inhibitory avoidance response in C57BL/6J (C57) mice. Post-training subeffective doses of selective D1 and D2 dopamine receptor agonists, were able to antagonize the action of CPP, while subeffective doses of SCH 23390 and (-) sulpiride, respectively, D1- and D2-selective antagonists, enhanced the effects of the NMDA antagonist. Furthermore, subchronic blockade of dopamine receptor through a 10-day daily treatment with 4 mg/kg of haloperidol induced an adaptation of both the dopaminergic and the glutamatergic system. The possible upregulation of D2 receptors, in response to repeated injection with haloperidol is shown in the one-trial inhibitory avoidance by an increased response to the D2 agonist. In addition, our data show a potentiation of CPP effects after the same treatment. These results suggest a complex interaction between dopamine and glutamate in modulating one-trial inhibitory avoidance behavior in mice.

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