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The TAAR5 agonist α-NETA causes dyskinesia in mice.

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Summary of "The TAAR5 agonist α-NETA causes dyskinesia in mice."

It is known that trace amine-associated receptor 5 (TAAR5) is expressed in various regions of the central nervous system. However, very limited information is available on the behavioral effects of TAAR5 activation and the TAAR5 functional role, in general. We studied the effect of TAAR5 agonist (2-(alpha-naphthoyl) ethyltrimethylammonium iodide) systemic administration on animal behavior. The study was performed on male C57BL/6 mice. It was observed that α-NETA in 10 mg/kg dose caused specific impairment of motor behavior, similar to the manifestations of tardive dyskinesia in humans. It can be assumed that trace amines and TAAR5 may be involved in the human tardive dyskinesia pathogenesis.

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Name: Neuroscience letters
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