Discriminative stimulus properties of diazepam and the novel anxiolytic agent 1-amino-5-bromouracil in rats.Arzneimittelforschung. 1994 Oct; 44(10):1105-7.A
A stimulus cue of 1-amino-5-bromouracil (ABU, CAS 127984-93-4) was compared with that of diazepam (DZP) using a drug discrimination paradigm in rats. Groups of rats were trained to discriminate DZP (1 mg/kg i.p.) or ABU (20 mg/kg i.p.) from vehicle. Generalization of the cue of the trained drug to pentobarbital was shown in DZP- and ABU-trained rats at a dose of 5 mg/kg. The stimulus cue of ABU showed a tendency to generalize to DZP in ABU-trained rats but generalization of that of DZP to ABU in DZP-trained rats was only partial. Also partial generalization of that of DZP to imipramine and clonidine was found but not to 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetraline (8-OH-DPAT) in DZP-trained rats. Full generalization of the stimulus cue of ABU to imipramine and partial generalization of that of ABU to clonidine and 8-OH-DPAT was observed in ABU-trained rats. The results suggest that the discriminative stimulus properties of ABU differ from those of DZP.