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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

The bombesin/gastrin releasing peptide receptor antagonist RC-3095 blocks apomorphine but not MK-801-induced stereotypy in mice.

Bombesin (BN)-like peptides might be involved in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. Stereotyped behaviors induced by the dopamine receptor agonist apomorphine or the N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptor antagonist dizocilpine (MK-801) in rodents have been proposed as animal models of schizophrenic psychosis. In the present study we evaluated the effects of the BN/gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRP) antagonist (D-Tpi6, Leu13 psi[CH2NH]-Leu14) bombesin (6-14) (RC-3095) on apomorphine and MK-801-induced stereotyped behavior in mice. An intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of RC-3095 (1.0, 10.0 or 100.0 mg/kg) blocked apomorphine-induced stereotypy. The inhibitory effect of RC-3095 on apomorhine-induced stereotypy was similar to that induced by haloperidol (0.5 mg/kg). RC-3095 did not affect stereotyped behavior induced by MK-801 (0.5 mg/kg). The results provide the first evidence that BN/GRP receptor antagonism blocks stereotyped behavior induced by a dopamine agonist. Together with previous evidence, the present study indicates that the BN/GRP receptor can be considered a drug target in the investigation of potential new agents for treating neuropsychiatric disorders.[1]


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