Author(s): Ninan I, Kulkarni SK
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Abstract Roxindole, a DA D2 receptor agonist (2-16 mg/kg) produced dose-dependent increase in percentage antinociception. The effect which was blocked by DA D2 antagonist (-)sulpiride (50 mg/kg) and 5-HT1A receptor antagonist (-) pindolol (5 mg/kg). Roxindole (4 and 8 mg/kg) reversed both naloxone (20 mg/kg)-induced hyperalgesia and reserpine (2 mg/kg)-induced hyperalgesia. This reversal was sensitive to blockade by both (-)sulpiride (50 mg/kg) and (-) pindolol (5 mg/kg). The present study suggests that roxindole-induced antinociception is mediated by postsynaptic DA D2 and 5-HT1A receptors.
This article was published in Indian J Exp Biol
and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy