Effects of S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine on the Behavior of Mice
The present work was prompted by recent clinical observations (4), in which antidepressant effects were claimed for S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe). Our work was designed to explore the effects of SAMe on the behavior of experimental animals — namely, on mice treated with the substance either alone or associated with other drugs endowed with actions on the CNS. The animals were then exposed to experimental situations such as are usually implemented for the screening of psychoactive drugs. We chose this experimental design in an attempt to define the behavioral effects of SAMe in comparison with those of the tricyclic antidepressants.
KeywordsUnconditional Stimulus Avoidance Response Daily Session Avoidance Learning Spontaneous Motor Activity
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