Étiquette : cholesterol

Astrocytes in rapid ketamine antidepressant action, Matjaž Stenovec et al., 2020

Astrocytes in rapid ketamine antidepressant action Matjaž Stenovec, Baoman Li, Alexei Verkhratsky, Robert Zorec Neuropharmacology, 2020, 173, 108158 Doi : 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2020.108158   H I G H L I G H T S • Ketamine inhibits calcium signalling and enhances cAMP production in astroglia. • Ketamine suppresses exocytosis of gliosignalling molecules and Kir4.1. • Ketamine elevates cholesterol content in the plasmalemma specifically in astrocytes. A B S T R A C T Ketamine, a general anaesthetic and psychotomimetic drug, exerts rapid, potent and long-lasting antidepressant effect, albeit the cellular and molecular mechanisms of this action are yet to be discovered. Besides targeting neuronal NMDARs fundamental for synaptic transmission, ketamine affects the [...]

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