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PKG activator 8-(4-chlorophenylthio)-guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (CPT) at reperfusion protects ischemic hearts, but the mechanism is unknown. We recently proposed that in preconditioned hearts PKC lowers the threshold for adenosine to initiate signaling from low-affinity A2b receptors during early reperfusion thus allowing endogenous adenosine to(More)
We recently demonstrated that both lisinopril and candesartan, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker, respectively, attenuate pancreatic inflammation and fibrosis in male Wistar Bonn/Kobori (WBN/Kob) rats. The purpose of the present study was to assess whether combination therapy with low doses of both,(More)
Rats received a footshock for 10 min in a chamber with a metallic grid floor, and then placed into the chamber for 30 min after 6 days. The motility of the shocked rats showed a significant decrease (conditioned suppression of motility). In addition, the extracellular dopamine (DA) levels in the striatum were also reduced significantly in in vivo(More)
Behavioral and in vitro receptor binding methods were used to evaluate and compare the effects of FR115427 ((+)-l-methyl-1-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline hydrochloride) with those of MK801, a non-competitive NMDA antagonist. FR115427 inhibited NMDA-induced convulsions in mice by intracerebroventrical(ICV) and systematic injection. FR115427 was found(More)
The pharmacological profile of FR115427 has been examined using ligand binding and electrophysiological techniques. Binding of [3H]dizocilpine in the presence of L-glutamate was inhibited by the (+) isomers of dizocilpine and FR115427. The corresponding (-) isomers were less active, and stereoselectivity was particularly marked in the case of FR115427. In(More)
The binding of [3H]FR115427 ([3H](+)-1-methyl-1-phenyl-1,2,3,4- tetrahydroisoquinoline) to rat cortical synaptosomal membranes was investigated. Binding was optimal at pH 7.4-8.0, and temperature had little effect on specific binding. Binding reached equilibrium within 30 min at 25 degrees C, and was reversible in the presence of excess unlabelled FR115427.(More)
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