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Pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptors, Part II

1st Edition, Volume 96 - March 1, 2011

Editor: Franco Borsini

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 3 8 5 9 0 2 - 0
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 3 8 5 9 0 3 - 7

The serotonin 5-HT6 receptor represents a novel pharmacological target whose impact on physiopathology of CNS functions remains undetermined. Some receptor antagonists have been sy… Read more

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The serotonin 5-HT6 receptor represents a novel pharmacological target whose impact on physiopathology of CNS functions remains undetermined. Some receptor antagonists have been synthesized, and they show a modulatory role in learning and memory processes and food intake. The pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptor agonists is still under evaluation. However, both 5-HT6 antagonists and agonists seem to exert potential antidepressant activity. Recently, a second messenger system has been discovered. 5-HT6 receptor function is becoming more and more intriguing. Thus, the aim of the present book is to try to clarify the pharmacology of 5-HT6 receptors.