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Life Sci. 1997;60(11):817-23.

Chronic treatment with antidepressants, verapamil, or lithium inhibits the serotonin-induced intracellular calcium response in individual C6 rat glioma cells.

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Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, Japan.

Abstract

The effects of chronic treatment with antidepressants, verapamil, or lithium on serotonin (5-HT)-induced Ca2+ increase were investigated in single C6BU-1 glioma cells with digital imaging microscopy. Clomipramine and citalopram, at a concentration of 100 nM, decreased the peak values of 5-HT-induced [Ca2+]i changes. Verapamil (100 nM), a calcium antagonist, and lithium (1 mM) also inhibited the peak amplitudes in the same way. The present findings suggest that chronic treatment with antidepressants, verapamil, or lithium, at therapeutic concentrations, have the common action of inhibiting 5-HT-mediated [Ca2+]i increase.

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