Inositol has behavioral effects with adaptation after chronic administration

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Inositol is a simple dietary polyol that serves as a precursor in important second messenger systems. Inositol in pharmacological doses has been reported recently to be therapeutic in depression, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. We hereby report effects of inositol in the elevated plus maze model of anxiety. These results should allow development of new inositol analogs that could expand psychoactive drug development possibilities via second messenger manipulation.

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Cohen, H., Kotler, M., Kaplan, Z. et al. Inositol has behavioral effects with adaptation after chronic administration. J. Neural Transmission 104, 299–305 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01273190

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Keywords

  • Inositol
  • PI cycle
  • anxiety
  • animal model