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Human fibroblasts from normal subjects and from patients with major depression are cultured and their beta-adrenoreceptor-cyclic AMP-protein kinase A (PKA) system characterized. The results indicate that the beta-adrenoreceptor-mediated activation of PKA in the 900 g supernatant fraction of human fibroblasts is mediated via beta-adrenoreceptors. The(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated a blunted beta adrenoceptor-linked protein kinase A (PKA) response in the 900xg supernatant fraction of human fibroblasts cultured from patients with major depression. RESULTS Results of the present studies demonstrate a significant reduction in the B(max) value of [3H]cyclic AMP binding to the regulatory(More)
The effects of histamine on heart cAMP-dependent protein kinase activity, cAMP levels, phosphorylase activity, and contractile force was investigated in the perfused guinea pig heart. To accurately determine the protein kinase activity ratio in guinea pig heart, it was necessary to measure kinase activity in whole homogenates immediately after(More)
Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated for 7 days with the norepinephrine (NE) uptake inhibitors desipramine (DMI) or (+)-oxaprotiline or the inactive (-)-enantiomer of oxaprotiline. DMI, as previously reported, significantly increased hippocampal glucocorticoid receptor (GR) mRNA while the equipotent NE uptake inhibitor (+)-oxaprotiline like the inactive(More)
Nano- and micromolar isoproterenol concentrations were compared by studying cyclic AMP, beta-adrenoceptor density and beta 1-adrenoceptor mRNA in rat C6 glioma cells. 1 microM isoproterenol significantly changed all parameters at 15-30 min. The beta 1-antagonist metoprolol attenuated the response. No effects of nanomolar isoproterenol on these early changes(More)
C6 rat glioma cells were utilized as a model system to probe the 'serotonin/norepinephrine link' at the level of preproenkephalin (PPE) gene expression. The beta adrenoceptor mediated increase in PPE mRNA was attenuated by the selective beta 1 adrenoceptor antagonist metoprolol which blocked the isoproterenol induced cyclic AMP generation by 97%. The(More)