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Some antagonists exhibit tissue selectivity in their pharmacological antagonism of muscarinic responses. However, the affinity constants for equilibrium binding of classical antagonists to muscarinic receptors in subcellular preparations have shown only small variations in different peripheral tissues and regions of the brain. The binding curves do not(More)
The binding characteristics of muscarinic receptors have been critically examined in six regions of the rat brain. The binding curves of antagonists are similar for all six areas but the binding curves of agonists show large differences. It is shown that in all regions there are three classes of receptors with similar binding characteristics but that these(More)
1 The synthesis of tritium labelled propylbenzilylcholine mustard ([(3)H]-PrBCM; N-2'-chloroethyl-N-[2'', 3''-(3)H(2)] propyl-2-aminoethyl benzilate) is described.2 The uptake by muscle strips was measured and shown to be considerably increased by previous immersion of the muscle in distilled water.3 A considerable part of the uptake is inhibited(More)
The interaction of gallamine with muscarinic receptors from different tissues has been investigated. Gallamine binds to a site distinct from the conventional muscarinic ligand binding site and modulates the binding of agonists and antagonists to the conventional binding site. In agreement with reported pharmacological studies, the effects of gallamine on(More)
Dihydrofolate reductase has been purified from a methotrexate-resistant strain of Lactobacillus casei NCB 6375. By careful attention to growth conditions, up to 2.5 g of enzyme is obtained from a 400 litre culture. The purification procedure, involving poly-ethyleneimine treatment, DEAE-cellulose chromatography and affinity chromatography on(More)