We studied the effect of somatostatin on presinaptic NMDA receptors and postsinaptic GABA, NMDA, and AMPA receptors in rat brain. It was shown that somatostatin inhibits NMDAinduced 45Ca2+ uptake into synaptosomes isolated from rat brain cortex (IC50=2.8×10–11 M). Somatostatin potentiates AMPA receptors and inhibits hippocampal NMDA receptors in the entire… (More)
It was demonstrated that uridine affects presynaptic NMDA and kainite receptors of rat brain cortex. Uridine considerably inhibited (45)Ca2+ uptake into synaptoneurosomes (IC50 = 7.1 x 10(-12) M) under conditions NMDA stimulation and increased it under conditions AMPA stimulation (157.8%).
We studied the effect of prostaglandins on presynaptic NMDA receptors. Prostaglandin E2 inhibited NMDA-induced (45)Ca2+ uptake by synaptosomes in low concentrations (IC50 approximately 10 microM), but potentiated it in higher concentrations. Prostaglandin D2 increased (45)Ca2+ uptake by synaptosomes during stimulation of NMDA receptors. Our results indicate… (More)