Screening For Anxiolytic Drugs By Testing Drosophila In An Open-field Test


The present invention relates to a method for screening for compounds having anxiolytic or anti-depressant effect. In particular, the invention relates to a method of screening for test agents having anxiolytic or antidepressant effect on a population of insects (e.g. flies of the family Drosophila) which involves correlating the distribution of the insects in a test area with the effect of the test agent on the population of insects.

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  • Publication: Nov 15, 2012
  • Application: May 9, 2012
    WO GB 2012051009 W
  • Priority: May 9, 2011
    GB GB 201107697 A

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