Title:  SCH 23390 antagonizes apomorphine- and ergot-induced hypothermia.
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Issue Date:  1986
Abstract:  The reportedly specific D-1 dopamine (DA) receptor antagonist SCH 23390 significantly reduced the hypothermia elicited by various DA receptor agonists like apomorphine, pergolide and lisuride. When tested against equihypothermic doses of each agonist, SCH 23390 significantly reduced the hypothermia elicited by apomorphine (0.2 mg/kg s.c.) and by pergolide (0.1 mg/kg i.p.) at doses of 0.025 mg/kg s.c. Doses of 0.050 mg/kg s.c. of SCH 23390 were necessary to reduce the hypothermia elicited by 0.012 mg/kg s.c. of lisuride. Pretreatment with the specific D-2 antagonist (-)sulpiride (50 mg/kg i.p.) completely prevented the hypothermia elicited by lisuride (0.012 mg/kg i.p.), pergolide (0.1 mg/kg i.p.) and apomorphine (0.2 mg/kg s.c.) and shifted to the right the dose-response curve for agonist-induced hypothermia. A study of the interaction between 0.05 mg/kg s.c. of SCH 23390 with various doses of the agonists showed that the effectiveness of SCH 23390 in antagonizing the hypothermia was maximal towards apomorphine and least towards lisuride for which significant antagonism was observed only against the lowest dose tested (0.012 mg/kg s.c.). The reportedly specific D-1 receptor agonist SKF 38393 given in doses up to 20 mg/kg i.p. or intracerebroventricularly up to 100 micrograms failed to influence body temperature while it evoked intense grooming and stimulated motility.
URI:  http://hdl.handle.net/11584/91203
Type: 1.1 Articolo in rivista

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