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Aulakh CS, Cohen RM, Hill JL, Murphy DL, Zohar J. 
“Long-term imipramine treatment enhances locomotor and food intake suppressant effects of m-chlorophenylpiperazine in rats”. 
Br J Pharmacol. 1987 Aug 14;91(4):747-52.
1 Administration of the 5-HT1B receptor agonist m-chlorophenylpiperazine (m-CPP) to rats produces dose-dependent decreases in locomotor activity and food intake. 2 The locomotor suppressant effect of m-CPP was inhibited by the 5-hydroxytryptaminergic antagonist, metergoline, but not by phentolamine, propranolol, clonidine, or haloperidol. 3 The locomotor suppressant effects of m-CPP were enhanced following long-term (but not short-term) treatment with imipramine, possibly reflecting the postulated development of a functional supersensitivity of 5-HT1B receptors mediating locomotion during longer-term antidepressant drug treatment. 4 The food intake suppressant effects of m-CPP were enhanced following both short (3-5 days) and longer-term (21 days) treatment with imipramine. Rapidly developing 5-hydroxytryptamine uptake inhibition may be responsible for this change, or it may represent an earlier adaptive change in the 5-HT1B receptors mediating food intake compared to more complexly modulated motor responses.
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