Essay On Medicine - Example that You Need
Type of paper: Essay
Topic: Activity, Cerebral Palsy, Actions, Education, Head, Animals, Literature, Study
“CP-809,101, a selective 5-HT2C agonist, shows activity in animal models of antipsychotic activity”
Briefly describe the interpretation of the following:
a. Head twitch test. CP-809,101 administration is unable to give a significant head twitch response showing that the compound doesn’t show agonist-like activity at the 5-HT2A receptor. On the other hand, CP-809,101 is found to have good antagonist-like activity against the 5-HT2A receptor by inhibiting agonist-induced head twitch, which is one of the important processes for antipsychotic agents. Moreover, head twitch response is also used to check the hallucinogenic activity and CP-809,101 is not showing this activity.
b. Conditioned Avoidance Test. CP-809,101 is helpful in the inhibition of conditioned avoidance response, and in this regard, it is better than clozapine and MDL-100,907. This test shows that the compound is helpful in preparing the patient to avoid behaviors that can result in some unpleasant or unlikely outcomes.
c. Novel object Recognition test. CP-809,101 is helpful in improving memory performance and novel object or process recognition, especially in the animal model. Whereas, the exploration time for objects can be reduced with increased dose of CP-809,101. Increased doses of this drug are also unable to improve performance.
d. Catalepsy test. Catalepsy is a trancelike state in which voluntary motion is lost. Moreover, this condition comes with muscular rigidity as well as firmness and fixity of posture. In this condition, the patient donot feel pain. CP-809,101 and clozapine do not produce catalepsy. On the other hand, haloperidol, risperidone and ziprasidone can result in significant catalepsy. This compound can be considered good in this case.
“What did you find most challenging or interesting from the paper?”
Most interesting part of the paper is that it is among the first studies reporting the antipsychotic-like activity of 5-HT2C agonists. This study has presented that CP-809,101 is helpful against psychotic activity, and it has shown positive results in many conventional tests showing antipsychotic activity. This compound can also show positive results against schizophrenia. Most challenging part in the start of the study was the selection of test species (animal model) and/or experimental protocols.