Effect of Acute Administration of 8-(Trifluoromethyl)-1,2,3,4,5-benzopentathiepin-6-amine Hydrochloride (TC-2153) on Biogenic Amines Metabolism in Mouse Brain

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Kulikova, Ekaterina Y. Bazhenova, Nina K. Popova, Tatyana M. Khomenko, Konstantin P. Volcho, Nariman F. Salakhutdinov, Alexander V. Kulikov

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 12 , Issue 10 , 2015

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The brain serotonin (5-HT) and dopamine (DA) systems are targets for many clinically effective antidepressants. Here, we studied the effects of acute administration of a new potential antidepressant drug, 8-(trifluoromethyl)-1,2,3,4,5 - benzopentathiepin-6-amine hydrochloride (TC-2153), on the concentration of 5-HT and DA as well as their main metabolites, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic (5-HIAA) and homovanillic acids (HVA), in the brain. TC-2153 at the doses of 10, 20 or 40 mg/kg was administered by ip injection to adult C57BL/6 mouse males. The levels of 5-HT, 5-HIAA, DA and HVA in the hypothalamus, hippocampus, striatum, midbrain were assayed an hour after treatment using high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. It was found that 20 and 40 mg/kg of TC-2153 significantly increased 5-HT, 5-HIAA, DA and HVA levels as well as the HVA/DA ratio in the hypothalamus. At the same time, the drug produced no effect on 5-HT, 5-HIAA, DA and HVA levels in the hippocampus, striatum, midbrain or substantia nigra. Therefore, the hypothalamic 5-HT and DA systems are targets for acute TC-2153 injection.

Keywords: TC-2153, benzopentathiepine, acute treatment, serotonin, dopamine, brain, mice

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Year: 2015
Page: [833 - 836]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1570180812666150522221634
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