SR46349-B, a 5-HT2A/2C receptor antagonist, potentiates haloperidol-induced dopamine release in rat medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens

Stefania Bonaccorso, Herbert Y. Meltzer, Zhu Li, Jin Dai, Anna R. Alboszta, Junji Ichikawa

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Abstract

The combination of M100907, a putative antipsychotic drug (APD) and serotonin (5-HT)2A antagonist, and the typical APD haloperidol, can enhance dopamine (DA) release in rat medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), an effect which has been postulated to be of value to improve cognition and negative symptoms. The present study demonstrated that another putative APD and 5-HT2A/2C antagonist, SR46349-B (10 mg/kg, but not 1-3 mg/kg) alone, but not M100907 (0.1 and 3 mg/kg) alone, increased mPFC DA release, whereas neither drug alone affected nucleus accumbens (NAC) DA release. Neither SR46349-B nor M100907 alone affected nucleus accumbens (NAC) DA release. Neither SR46349-B nor M100907 alone affected nucleus accumbens (NAC) DA release. SR46349-B (3 mg/kg) potentiated haloperidol-induced DA release in both regions, whereas M100907 (0.1 mg/kg) potentiated haloperidol (0.1 mg/kg)-induced mPFC DA release and inhibited it in the NAC. WAY100635 (0.2 mg/kg), a 5-HT1A antagonist, abolished the effects of haloperidol plus M100907 as well as SR46349-B on DA release in the mPFC, but did not do so in the NAC. Thus, 5-HT2A and 5-HT2A/2C antagonism together with haloperidol-induced D2 antagonism may potentiate mPFC DA release via 5-HT1A agonism, whereas the combined effects of these agents on NAC DA release is not dependent upon 5-HT1A receptor stimulation. Interestingly, similar to the effect of SR46349-B, high dose M100907 (3 mg/kg), which might have antagonist activity at 5-HT2C receptors, potentiated 1 mg/kg haloperidol-induced DA release in the mPFC and NAC. These results suggest that 5-HT2A/2C antagonism may be more advantageous than selective 5-HT2A antagonism as an adjunct to D2 antagonists to improve cognition and negative symptoms in schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-441
Number of pages12
JournalNeuropsychopharmacology
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002

Keywords

  • 5-HT receptor agonism
  • 5-HT receptor antagonism
  • 5-HT receptor antagonism
  • Dopamine release
  • Haloperidol
  • Medial prefrontal cortex
  • Nucleus accumbens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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