Blockade of cocaine-induced conditioned place preference: relevance to cocaine abuse therapeutics.

Title

Blockade of cocaine-induced conditioned place preference: relevance to cocaine abuse therapeutics.

Creator

Calcagnetti D J; Keck B J; Quatrella L A; Schechter M D

Publisher

Life sciences

Date

1995
1905-06

Description

Conditioned place preference/aversion testing is a behavioral method believed capable of measuring the affective (positive, neutral or negative) properties of psychoactive drugs. Cocaine injections in rats reliably produces a positive place preference. Drugs that attenuate or block this effect of cocaine have obvious potential for developing treatments to address cocaine addiction as well as to add to the scientific understanding of the mechanism of cocaine's action at the cellular level. To date, six drugs have been reported to block the expression of a cocaine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) and this review evidences the cocaine-induced CPP blockage by the two potent L-type calcium channel blockers, isradipine and nifedipine, the two serotonin-3 receptor antagonists, MDL72222 and ICS205-930, the delta opioid receptor selective antagonist naltrindole, and lastly, a mixed opioid agonist-antagonist buprenorphine. Additional evidence relating to the blockade of other cocaine behavioral effects by these putative blockers is addressed, where appropriate, from studies employing other procedures such as drug stimulus discrimination, self-administration, electrical brain stimulation and increases in locomotor activity. The significance of these findings is discussed in the context of their relevance to the development of treatment regimens to allow for cessation of cocaine abuse.

Subject

Animals; Calcium Channel Blockers/pharmacology/therapeutic use; Cocaine/*antagonists & inhibitors; Conditioning (Psychology)/*drug effects; Humans; Narcotic Antagonists/pharmacology; Serotonin Antagonists/pharmacology; Substance-Related Disorders/*drug therapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

475–483

Issue

7

Volume

56

Citation

Calcagnetti D J; Keck B J; Quatrella L A; Schechter M D, “Blockade of cocaine-induced conditioned place preference: relevance to cocaine abuse therapeutics.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 20, 2024, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3304.