Effects of post-training administration of (-)-baclofen and chlordiazepoxide on memory retention in ICRC Swiss mice: interactions with GABAA and GABAB receptor antagonists.Pharmacol Toxicol. 1993 Mar; 72(3):159-62.PT
The effects of post-training administration of chlordiazepoxide and (-)-baclofen on memory retention was studied in ICRC Swiss mice by measuring the retest stepdown latency 24 hr after foot-shock in a passive avoidance task. Chlordiazepoxide 20 mg/kg impaired memory retention and a similar effect was produced by 10 mg/kg of diazepam. The effect of chlordiazepoxide was antagonised when combined with picrotoxin but not by the addition of a specific GABAB antagonist CGP 35348. The effect of chlordiazepoxide on memory retention seems to be mediated by action at the GABAA-benzodiazepine receptor complex. (-) Baclofen, the active isomer of the GABAB agonist enhanced memory in ICRC mice and this effect was antagonised by CGP 35348 at a dose of 10 mg/kg. The inactive isomer of baclofen, (+)-baclofen did not produce any effect. This indicates that GABAB receptors contribute to the effects of (-)-baclofen on memory.