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Title: Serotonin/dopamine interaction - focus on 5-HT2C receptor, a new target of psychotropic drugs
Authors: Di Giovanni, Giuseppe
Di Matteo, Vincenzo
Esposito, Ennio
Keywords: Serotonin
Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT2C
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources
Citation: Di Giovanni, G., Di Matteo, V., & Esposito, E. (2002). Serotonin/dopamine interaction - focus on 5-HT2C receptor, a new target of psychotropic drugs. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 40, 1344-1352.
Abstract: Several hypotheses regarding physiopathology of major psychiatric diseases exist. Attention has been focused on cerebral monoaminergic systems, the dysfunction of which is thought to underlie various aspects of their symptomatology. There are reports describing the involvement of serotonergic and dopaminergic systems in the mechanism of action of psychotropic drugs. This article reviews current knowledge on interaction between 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), acting at 5-HT2C receptors in the central dopamine (DA) systems. Since 90s, a growing body of behavioural, neurochemical and electrophysiological evidence from animal studies have demonstrated a clear role for 5-HT2C receptors in modulation of activity of dopamine neurones. This evidence has led to the suggestion that drugs acting on 5-HT2C receptors have potential as novel antipsychotic and antidepressant agents and may also be used in the treatment of other neuropsychiatric disorders such as Parkinson's disease and psychoactive substance abuse.
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