Effect of idebenone on in vivo serotonin release and serotonergic receptors in young and aged rats.

Scavini C, Rozza A, Lanza E, Favalli L, Racagni G, Brunello N.

Institute of Pharmacology, 
University of Pavia, Italy.
Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 1996 May;6(2):95-102

ABSTRACT

The effect of idebenone on the serotonergic system was evaluated in the aging rat by measuring the kinetic constants of 3H-5HT and 3H-ketanserin binding sites in the cerebral cortex of rats at 3, 15 and 24 months of age following acute and subchronic administration of the drug. Idebenone displayed no in vitro affinity toward any population of serotonin receptors and did not modify their kinetic parameters after a single dose of 100 mg/kg, at any age tested. A subchronic treatment with the drug for 21 days at the dose of 30 mg/kg did not induce any relevant change in 3- and 15-month-old rats, whereas it significantly increased the density of both 3H-5HT and 3H-ketanserin binding sites in 24-month-old rats, where a lower number of receptors is detected as a consequence of aging. This effect was rather specific, since under the same experimental conditions no changes were detected in the density of cortical beta-adrenergic receptors in aged animals. In microdialysis studies, acute administration with idebenone did not affect 5HT and 5HIAA release at any age. Conversely, the pattern of serotonin metabolism was significantly modified in aged rats following repeated treatment with idebenone and was partially restored to a value similar to the one observed in young animals. These results suggest that idebenone, a putative neuroprotective agent which has been shown to improve brain metabolism in ischemic conditions, might also attenuate age-associated neuronal damage, acting probably on several neurotransmitter systems which undergo selective modification during aging.Idebenone - 150 mg - 30 caps - SALE - Jan 2015 Exp

Home | Order

 

Idebenone - the ultimate anti-aging drug.  (article)
  
Alzheimer's disease
Idebenone  in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
Idebenone  efficacy of idebenone in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
Idebenone  Nerve Growth Factor synthesis stimulators in Alzheimer's disease
Idebenone  in the treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer type
Idebenone  cognitive enhancement therapy for Alzheimer's disease

MELAS
Idebenone  improves cerebral mitochondrial oxidative metabolism in MELAS
Idebenone  in young patients with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy (MELAS)
Idebenone  therapy in Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy (MELAS)
Idebenone  and Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy (MELAS)
Idebenone  successful therapy with idebenone in Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy (MELAS)
 .
Cardiomyopathy
Idebenone  improvement in mitochondrial cardiomyopathy following treatment with idebenone

Idebenone   effect of idebenone on cardiomyopathy in Friedreich's ataxia
 .

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON)
Idebenone  does it shorten the time to visual recovery in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy?
Idebenone  improvement in a patient with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON)

Misc.
Idebenone  use in age-related cognitive disorders

Idebenone  protects hippocampal neurons against beta amyloid neurotoxicity

Idebenone 
functions as a potent protective hepatocyte antioxidant

Idebenone 
neuroprotective effects of idebenone can be attributed to its antioxidant ability

Idebenone 
inhibition of brain mitochondrial swelling

Idebenone 
suppression of cold ischemia/reperfusion injury of liver endothelium

Idebenone 
ability to eliminate a nitroxide radical in the rat

Idebenone  interaction with respiratory complexes of heart mitochondria

Idebenone  effect on serotonin release and seroton receptors in rats

Idebenone  protects hepatic microsomes against damage in organ preservation solutions

Idebenone 
protects against toxicity induced by low density lipoprotein

Idebenone  protects against disorders due to cerebral hypoxia or ischemia

Idebenone  protects against toxicity induced by low density lipoprotein

Idebenone  attenuates neuronal degeneration induced by excitotoxins

Idebenone  augments long-term potentiation in hippocampal slices in the guinea pig

Idebenone
effects on lipid peroxidation in erythrocytes of stroke-prone, hypertensive rats

Idebenone  brain distribution and its effect on local cerebral glucose utilization in rats

Idebenone  effects on acetylcholine levels in the brains of rats with cerebral ischemia

Idebenone  protective effect of idebenone against hypoxia in mice

Idebenone  improves learning and memory impairment induced in rats

Idebenone  effects of idebenone on neurological deficits in stroke-prone rats

Idebenone
  effects on memory induced impairment in rats

Idebenone  effects of idebenone on cerebral blood flow in rats with cerebral ischemia

Idebenone 
inhibition of brain mitochondrial swelling by idebenone

Idebenone 
inhibition of platelet aggregation by idebenone

Idebenone  effects of idebenone on monoamine metabolites of patients with dementia

Idebenone 
effects of idebenone on metabolism of monoamines and cyclic AMP formation

Idebenone
  effects on impairment of radial maze learning in cerebral embolized rats

Idebenone  effect of idebenone on lipid peroxidation in rat brain homogenate

Idebenone  effects on muricidal behavior in rats with raphe lesions

Idebenone  inhibitory effect of idebenone on vascular lesions in hypertensive rats

Home | Order