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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)
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)
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)
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