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A primary agonist site exists for the binding of gluta- unique role in glutamatergic neurotransmission order 25 mg viagra super active mastercard. A separate glycine co-agonist site must also be occu- receptors interact at multiple levels viagra super active 50mg with visa, as AMPA generic viagra super active 100mg fast delivery, kainate generic viagra super active 50mg otc, and pied before glutamate can activate the ion channel; recent metabotropic receptors all affect NMDA-receptor activity. Modulatory bind- pothesized to be dysregulated in schizophrenia, disturbances ing sites for polyamines, protons, neuropeptides including of any of the glutamate receptors could result in a condition 720 Neuropsychopharmacology: The Fifth Generation of Progress that produces the appearance of an abnormally functioning AMPA Receptors NMDA receptor. Of all of the glutamate receptors in schizophrenia, the AMPA receptor has been studied the most, as summarized in Table 52. When the AMPA-associated subunits were ABNORMALITIES OF GLUTAMATE first cloned, Harrison et al. A consistent decrease Given the possibility of glutamate-receptor dysfunction in in the expression of this subunit transcript was found in schizophrenia, the expression of all four families of the gluta- hippocampal regions, an abnormality that was statistically mate receptor have been studied in schizophrenic brain. These investigators sub- As would be expected, these investigations have primarily sequently extended their finding and demonstrated that targeted limbic regions that have been implicated in schizo- GluR1-subunit mRNA is decreased in multiple hippocam- phrenia, particularly limbic cortex, striatal areas, medial pal subfields (dentate gyrus, CA3, and CA4) and also in temporal lobe structures, and, more recently, the thalamus. They also reported that GluR2-subunit These investigations have also targeted multiple levels of mRNA is decreased in the medial temporal lobe in schizo- gene expression, including subunit messenger RNA phrenia, particularly in the parahippocampal gyrus (49), (mRNA) and protein levels, and final binding sites have and continued their examination of AMPA-receptor expres- been studied. In the following sections, the studies that have sion in the medial temporal lobe by determining the pat- been published for each receptor subtype in postmortem terns of expression of the flip and flop isoforms of the GluR1 brain in schizophrenia are reviewed. AMPA RECEPTOR BINDING AND SUBUNIT EXPRESSION IN SCHIZOPHRENIA Ligand or Subunit Findings Brain Regions Studied Reference Receptor binding sites [3H]CNQX caudate 57 [3H]CNQX none putamen, nucleus accumbens 57 [3H]AMPA none caudate, putamen, nucleus accumbens 55 [3H]CNQX CA4, CA3 53 [3H]AMPA none frontal cortex, putamen, nucleus accumbens 58 [3H]AMPA none caudate, putamen, nucleus, accumbens 56 [3H]AMPA CA2 54 [3H]AMPA none dentate gyrus, CA1, CA3, subiculum 54 [3H]AMPA none thalamus 61 Subunit protein expression GluR1 parahippocampal gyrus 50 none CA1, CA3, CA4, subiculum 50 GluR2/3 CA4 50 none dentate gyrus, CA1, CA3, subiculum 50 parahippocampal gyrus GluR1 none hippocampus 52 GluR2, GluR3 none cingulate cortex 52 Subunit mRNA expression GluR1 dentate gyrus, CA3, CA4, subiculum 49 none CA1, parahippocampal gyrus 49 GluR2 dentate gyrus, CA3, CA4, subiculum 49 none CA1 49 GluR1, GluR2, GluR3, GluR4 none caudate, putamen, nucleus accumbens 55 GluR1 CA3 48 none dentate gyrus, CA1, CA4, subiculum 48 GluR1, GluR2, GluR3, GluR4 none caudate, putamen, nucleus accumbens 56 GluR1, GluR3 thalamus 61 GluR2, GluR4 none thalamus 61 GluR1 frontal cortex 59 GluR1 none frontal cortex 59 GluR2flip none hippocampus 51 GluR2flop hippocampus 51 flip-flop ratio hippocampus 51 AMPA, -amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic acid; CNQZ, 6-cyano-7-nitro-quinoxalindione Chapter 52: Neurochemistry of Schizophrenia: Glutamatergic Abnormalities 721 unit mRNA was again found in hippocampal structures, human thalamus. In a recent report (61), although and both the flip and flop variants were reduced, the flop [3H]AMPA binding was not different in limbic thalamic to a greater extent (50). Using quantitative immunocytochemical results suggest that alterations in the stoichiometry of sub- analyses, Eastwood et al. In particular, GluR1 immunoreactivity was noted to be sig- nificantly reduced in the parahippocampal gyrus, and com- bined GluR immunoreactivity was decreased in the CA4 KainateReceptors 2/3 subfield of the hippocampus. On the other hand, Breese The kainate receptor has been the subject of study in the and co-workers (52) found no differences in GluR1, GluR2, brain in schizophrenia, as summarized in Table 52. Al- or GluR3 immunoreactivity in schizophrenia when they though the medial temporal lobe has been the best-studied used Western analysis in hippocampal samples. Using [3H]CNQX to label the kainate receptor in these structures. More recently, data for the AMPA subunits in the medial temporal lobe. Gao and colleagues (54) found decreased [3H]AMPA bind- In this same study, GluR6 mRNA was not found to be ing in CA2, but not in other hippocampal fields or associ- changed in the schizophrenic cerebellum. The convergence of these data is that to date has examined any of the kainate subunit proteins; AMPA-receptor expression is decreased in the medial tem- GluR5 was studied by Western analysis and was not changed poral lobe in schizophrenia, a decrease that involves altera- in schizophrenic hippocampus (52), although the antisera tions of subunit gene expression in addition to the final used in this study cross-reacts with GluR6 and GluR7. Kainate-receptor expression has been examined in multi- Although the medial temporal lobe data are the most ple cortical regions. Sokolov (59) has published data sug- robust, AMPA-receptor expression has also been examined gesting that GluR7- and KA1-subunit transcripts are de- in other brain regions in schizophrenia. In two studies, none creased in the superior frontal gyrus in schizophrenia, of the AMPA-associated subunit transcripts were changed similar to the decreases this investigator noted for some of in striatal subregions (caudate, putamen, and nucleus ac- the subunits associated with the AMPA and NMDA recep- cumbens) in schizophrenia (55,56). In a recent study examining transcripts of kainate- tein levels have not been reported in striatal regions. Binding receptor subunits in the prefrontal cortex (63), a shift in to the AMPA receptor has been determined in striatal re- subunit stoichiometry was found in multiple cytoarchitec- gions, but results have not been consistent. Although Noga tural regions of the prefrontal cortex, with increased expres- and colleagues (57) reported an increase in AMPA binding, 3 sion of GluR7 mRNA and decreased expression of KA2 determined with [ H]CNQX, in caudate, putamen, and 3 mRNA in the face of normal expression of the other kainate accumbens in schizophrenia, no differences in [ H]AMPA subunits. In this same study, no changes in transcripts of binding were found in striatal regions in schizophrenia in three other reports (55,58,56). The cortex has also been studied for alterations of Several studies have examined the expression of tran- AMPA-receptor expression in schizophrenia.

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Guanfacine and its m etabolites centrations occur in 3 to 5 hours. Clonidine is m etabolized m ainly are excreted prim arily by the kidneys; 24% to 37% is excreted as in the liver; fecal excretion ranges from 15% to 30% , and 40% to unchanged drug in the urine. The plasm a half-life (15 to 17 hours) 60% is excreted unchanged in the urine. In patients with renal is not prolonged in patients with renal insufficiency [6,9]. The side 2-ADRENERGIC AGONISTS effect profile of these agents is diverse [6,9]. Side effects Mechanisms Sedation/drowsiness Stimulation of 2-adrenergic receptors in the brain Xerostoniia (dry mouth) Centrally mediated inhibition of cholinergic transmission Gynecomastia in men, galactorrhea Reduced central dopaminergic inhibition in women of prolactin release (methyldopa only) Drug fever, hepatotoxicity, positive Long-term tissue toxicity Coombs test with or without (methyldopa only) hemolytic anemia Sexual dysfunction, depression, Stimulation of 2-adrenergic receptor decreased mental acuity in the brain “Overshoot hypertension” Acute excessive sympathetic discharge Restlessness in the face of chronic downregulation Insomnia of central 2-adrenergic receptors in Headache an inhibitory circuit during chronic Tremor treatment when treatment is stopped Anxiety Nausea and vomiting A feeling of impending doom Indicates blockade FIGURE 7-18 Brain stem Central and peripheral adrenergic neuronal blocking agents. Rauwolfia alkaloids act both within the central nervous system and in the peripheral sympathetic nervous system [6,9]. They effectively Preganglionic deplete stores of norepinephrine (N E) by com petitively inhibiting neuron the uptake of dopam ine by storage granules and by preventing the Ganglion incorporation of norepinephrine into the protective chrom affin granules; the free catecholam ines are destroyed by m onoam ine oxidase. The predom inant pharm acologic effect is a m arked Postganglionic decrease in peripheral resistance; heart rate and cardiac output adrenergic are either unchanged or m ildly decreased. NE nerve ending NE NE β1 α1 α2 Vascular smooth muscle cells Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension 7. Reserpine pressure is m axim ally lowered 2 to 3 weeks after beginning therapy. It is absorbed poorly Reserpine is metabolized by the liver; 60% of an oral dose is recovered (approxim ately 30% ); peak plasm a concentrations occur in 1 to 2 in the feces. Less than 1% is excreted in the urine as unchanged drug. Catecholam ine depletion begins within 1 hour of drug The plasm a half-life (12 to 16 days) is not prolonged in patients adm inistration and is m axim al in 24 hours. Blood Peripheral Indicates blockade THE SIDE EFFECT PROFILE OF RESERPINE adrenergic nerve ending Side effects Mechanisms Altered CNS function Depletion of serotonin and/or NE Inability to concentrate catecholamine Decrease mental acuity Sedation Sleep disturbance Depression Nasal congestion/rhinitis Cholinergic effects NE Increased GI motility, Cholinergic effects increased gastric acid secretion NE Increased appetite/weight gain Unknown Sexual dysfunction Unknown Impotence NE Decreased libido β1 α2 α1 FIGURE 7-20 Vascular smooth muscle cells The side effect profile of the central and peripheral adrenergic neuronal blocking agents [10,13]. Reserpine is contraindicated in patients with a history of depression or peptic ulcer disease. The net physiologic effect is a decrease in peripheral resistance; reflex tachycardia and the attendant increase in cardiac output do not predictably occur. This is due to their low affinity for prejunctional 2-adrenergic receptors, which m odulate the local control of nor- epinephrine release from sym pathetic nerve term inals by a negative feedback m echanism (see Fig. N erve activity releases containing NA the endogenous neurotransm itter noradren- Postganglionic Nerve impulse aline (N A) and also adrenaline from the sympathetic neuron induces Sympathetic varicosities. N oradrenaline and adrenaline exocytotic NA release + – C-fiber reach the postsynaptic -adrenoceptors (or Presynaptic β Presynaptic -adrenoceptors) on the cell m em brane of β-receptor α-receptor the target organ by diffusion. O n receptor NA Synaptic stim ulation, a physiologic or pharm acologic cleft Varicosities effect is initiated.

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This suggests that PFC DA released in re- tude cheap 50mg viagra super active visa, brief pulsatile manner by means of action potentials purchase 25 mg viagra super active fast delivery, sponse to stress actually blunts the responsiveness of the and then is rapidly removed from the synaptic cleft via reup- subcortical limbic DA system buy viagra super active 100mg cheap. This has been termed the phasic component of DA of PFC DA levels were found to decrease the basal electro- release (44) discount 100 mg viagra super active otc, and is believed to underlie most of the behav- physiologic activity of VTA DA neurons (39). The other is the level of basal DA levels in the accumbens are normal, one interpreta- DA present in the extrasynaptic space. This tonic DA exists tion is that the DA release system has adapted to the dimin- in very low concentrations; too low to stimulate intrasynap- ished DA neuron drive, allowing normal levels of DA trans- tic DA receptors, but of sufficient level to activate extrasy- mission to occur. However, if a stimulus then causes an naptic receptors, including DA terminal autoreceptors increase in DA neuron firing, the compensated release (thereby causing feedback-inhibition of phasic DA release) mechanism would produce an augmented response. It is this tonic DA the magnitude of increase in action potential-dependent DA compartment that is sampled by slower measures of DA release into the accumbens that occurs in response to a chal- dynamics, such as microdialysis. Recently, evidence has lenge may be augmented when the PFC DA response is been advanced to define what factors may contribute to the attenuated (39). Repeated stress also has important clinical implications Although studies suggest that neuronal impulse flow is with regard to the DA system and exacerbation of schizo- necessary for DA overflow in the striatum, there is substan- phrenia. A recent study examined how chronic stress in the tial evidence that the released DA can be controlled locally form of cold exposure affects the discharge of VTA DA by a number of factors. Thus, after exposing rats to cold, there was a 64% inputs increases DA release within the striatum, and evi- decrease in the number of spontaneously active DA neurons, dence suggests that this can occur via afferents to DA cell with no significant alteration in their average firing rate. Thus, infusion of hibited excessive burst activity in the exposed rats (40). It is proposed that this subicular-driven DA re- striatum. Thus, implantation of a microdialysis probe was lease may be involved in the modulation of investigatory found to disrupt DA neuron depolarization block when DA response to novel and conditioned stimuli (45). Stimulation cell activity was assessed 24 hours following probe implanta- of the PFC also appears to result in impulse-dependent DA tion. However, if the probe was inserted via a preimplanted release in the striatum (28). On the other hand, there is guide cannula, depolarization block was maintained, and evidence suggesting that DA can be released in a manner the DA levels were found to be approximately 50% less not dependent on DA neuron firing via stimulation of the than in control conditions. Moreover, the relationship be- hippocampal afferents (46), or amygdala afferents (47) to tween DA neuron firing and release was altered. Thus, al- the accumbens, all of which use glutamate as a transmitter. There is also evidence that glutamate can release chronic antipsychotic drug (60). Thus, correlations between acetylcholine or serotonin in the striatum, which in turn cell firing patterns and DA levels postsynaptically appear to can trigger DA release (43). Glutamate may also stimulate depend on the state of the system. DA release via an action on other local systems, such as It is also possible that there may be local fluctuations in those producing NO. NO is known to be released from tonic DA stimulation that may be a consequence of in- striatal interneurons containing the enzyme NOS, and exert creases in DA neuron firing. Indeed, studies using voltamet- actions on neuronal elements in the vicinity of the release ric measures have shown that brief elevations in extracellular site. Infusion of NOS substrates or NO generator com- DA may occur as a consequence of rapid burst firing, over- pounds was found to facilitate the release of both glutamate whelming the DA uptake process (61). This relationship is and DA within the striatum in a calcium-dependent man- particularly important during administrations of drugs that ner, and is dependent on vesicular stores (52,53). Moreover, interfere with the uptake process, such as cocaine or amphet- the NO-induced efflux of striatal glutamate was found to amine (57,58). Such drugs would cause phasic DA release indirectly enhance extracellular DA levels in the striatum to rapidly augment tonic DA levels, leading to high extracel- in a manner dependent on NMDA and AMPA receptors lular DA and abnormal levels of down-regulation of spike- (53,54).

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