Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access

Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0501

Gang Hu

Gang Hu

140 Hanzhong Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029

  • Research Article
    Is Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor a Possible Mechanism Underlying Risperidone Sensitization in Adolescent Rats?
    Author(s): Qing Shu, Gang Hu and Ming LiQing Shu, Gang Hu and Ming Li

    Risperidone is one of the most widely used atypical antipsychotic drugs and is approved for the treatment of mental disorders (eg. schizophrenia, autism) in children and adolescents. The present study investigated the repeated treatment effect of risperidone and associated neurotropic mechanism in the phencyclidine (PCP)-induced hyperlocomotion model in adolescent rats. We examined whether repeated risperidone treatment would cause a sensitized inhibition of PCP-induced hyperlocomotion in adolescent rats, and whether such a sensitization effect was mediated by risperidone-induced alterations in Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), an important biomarker which plays a role in neuropathology of schizophrenia and action of antipsychotic medications. Male adolescent Sprague-Dawley rats (postnatal days [P] 44-48) were first treated with risperidone (0.5 or 1.0 mg/kg, sc) or vehicle an.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0501.S1-004

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