Title:  Behavioural correlates of dopaminergic agonists dyskinetic potential in the 6-OHDA lesioned rat
Issue Date:  2009
Internal authors: 
CARTA, ANNAROSA (First)
Authors:  Carta, Annarosa; Frau, Lucia; Pinna, A; Morelli, Micaela
Number of authors:  4
Language:  Inglese
Serie:  ADVANCES IN BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY
Volume:  IX
First page:  461
Last page:  470
Number of pages:  9
ISI identifier:  WOS:000273461800035
Book title:  Basal ganglia IX
Publisher name:  Springer
ISBN:  978-1-4419-0340-2
Abstract:  Prolonged treatment with L-DOPA induces highly disabling dyskinesia in patients affected by Parkinson's disease (PD). In contrast, dopamine receptor agonist treatments display dyskinetic outcome variably, depending on pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic drug profile. The present study was aimed at assessing behavioural correlates of intense or mild dyskinesia displayed by the different dopamine receptor stimulation in the 6-hydroxydopamine rat model of PD. Sensitization of contralateral turning behaviour (SCT) and abnormal involuntary movements (AIMS) were assessed as behavioural correlates of dyskinetic responses during subchronic stimulation of the D, receptor by SKF38393 and the D(2)/D(3) receptors by ropinirole. Similarly to what already has been described for L-DOPA, subchronic SKF38393 caused AIMS and SCT whereas ropinirole elicited SCT only, indicating that both drugs induced some dyskinetic response, albeit of different type. Results suggest that presence of SCT alone or SCT plus AIMS might represent correlates of the differential severity of dyskinetic movements induced by treatment with low (ropinirole) or high (SKF38393) dyskinetic potential. Evaluation of both behavioural responses represents a useful test to predict the dyskinetic potential of drugs in preclinical screening.
Keywords:  EARLY PARKINSONS-DISEASE; MPTP-TREATED PRIMATES; D-1 RECEPTOR AGONIST; L-DOPA; 6-HYDROXYDOPAMINE-LESIONED RATS; ROTATIONAL BEHAVIOR; MOTOR COMPLICATIONS; 6-OHDA LESIONS; RODENT MODEL; ROPINIROLE
Peer review:  Esperti anonimi
scientifica
Circulation:  internazionale
Type: 2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)

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