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Glennon RA. 
“Discriminative stimulus properties of the serotonergic agent 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI)”. 
Life Sci. 1986 Sep 06;39(9):825-30.
Using a two-lever drug discrimination procedure, six rats were trained to discriminate 0.5 mg/kg of racemic 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI) from saline. Once trained, the animals demonstrated a dose-related decrease in discriminative performance upon administration of lower doses of DOI (ED50 = 0.16 mg/kg). DOI-stimulus generalization occurred with the putative 5-HT2 agonist DOM (ED50 = 0.49 mg/kg), but not with the 5-HT1A agonist 8-OH DPAT, or the 5-HT1B agonist TFMPP. Furthermore, the DOI stimulus could be antagonized by pretreatment of the animals with the 5-HT2 antagonist ketanserin. The present results, coupled with the prior demonstration that DOI possesses a significant affinity and selectivity for 5-HT2 binding sites, suggest that the discriminative stimulus effects of DOI may be 5-HT2-mediated.
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