The effect of peripheral inositol injection on rat motor activity models of depression. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Myo-inositol is an important precursor in cellular second-messenger synthesis. It has been reported to be reduced in the cerebrospinal fluid of depressed patients and to reverse a specific effect of Li on rat behavior when given intracerebroventricularly (icv). However, myo-inositol enters the brain poorly when given peripherally, and its effects on normal rat brain have not been well studied. A series of experiments examined the effect of intraperitoneal inositol in high doses on locomotor activity, on amphetamine-induced …

publication date

  • January 1, 1993