Lack of dopamine D1 receptors in the antidepressant actions of (R)-ketamine in a chronic social defeat stress model.

Affiliation

Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Chiba, 260-8670, Japan. [Email]

Abstract

It is reported that dopamine D1 receptors in the medial prefrontal cortex play a role in the antidepressant actions of (R,S)-ketamine. However, its role in the antidepressant actions of (R)-ketamine, which is more potent than (S)-ketamine, is unknown. In the locomotion test, tail suspension test, forced swimming test and 1% sucrose preference test, pretreatment with dopamine D1 receptor antagonist SCH-23390 did not block the antidepressant effects of (R)-ketamine in the susceptible mice after chronic social defeat stress. These findings suggest that dopamine D1 receptors may not play a major role in the antidepressant actions of (R)-ketamine.

Keywords

(R)-ketamine,Antidepressant,Dopamine D1 receptor,Social defeat stress,

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