Trace amines have been reported to be neuromodulators of monoaminergic systems. Trace amines receptor 5 (TAAR5) is expressed in several regions of mice central nervous system, such as amygdala, arcuate nucleus and ventromedial hypothalamus, but very limited information is available on its functional role. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of TAAR5 agonist alpha-NETA on the generation of mismatch negativity (MMN) analogue in C57BL/6 mice. Event-related potentials have been recorded from awake mice in oddball paradigms before and after the alpha-NETA administration. Alpha-NETA has been found to decrease N40 MMN-like difference, which resulted from the increased response to standard stimuli. An opposite effect has been found for the P80 component: the amplitude increased in response both to standard and deviant stimuli. A significant increase in N40 peak latency after the alpha-NETA administration has been found. This may suggest a reduced speed of information processing similar to the increase in P50 and N100 components latencies in schizophrenia patients. These results provide new evidence for a role of TAAR5 in cognitive processes.
|Journal||Brain Research Bulletin|
|Early online date||6 Mar 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|