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GW043 as Rapid Antidepressant: Partial Agonist of NMDA Receptors (2024 Study)

GW043 emerges as a promising new compound in the treatment of depression showcasing rapid and significant antidepressant effects by targeting NMDA receptors (NMDARs). This mechanism offers hope for those suffering from depression and sheds light on the intricate mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis that underpin GW043’s therapeutic benefits. Highlights: GW043’s Mechanism of Action: GW043 …

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Prolonged Antidepressant Effect of Ketamine: NMDA Receptors & Lateral Habenula “Trapping”

Ketamine causes rapid and sustained antidepressant effects that last longer than its presence in the body. This is due to ketamine getting trapped and accumulating in NMDA receptors, causing prolonged neural inhibition. Manipulating brain activity can shorten or extend ketamine’s effects. Highlights: Ketamine continues blocking NMDA receptors for 24 hours despite rapid elimination from plasma …

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