Bruce M. Baron

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In preclinical studies, [R-(+)-alpha-(2,3-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethyl]-4- piperidinemethanol] [formula: see text] (MDL 100,907), a putative atypical antipsychotic, was characterized in vitro as a potent and selective ligand for the serotonin2A (5-HT2A) receptor and was evaluated in vitro and in vivo as a potent 5-HT2A receptor antagonist.(More)
We report the cloning and characterization of a novel serotonin receptor, designated as 5-HT7, which is coupled to the stimulation of adenylyl cyclase. 5-HT7 mRNA is expressed discretely throughout the CNS, predominantly in the thalamus and hypothalamus. 5-HT7 has a unique pharmacological profile that redefines agonist and antagonist classification of(More)
We report two serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) receptors, MR22 and REC17, that belong to the G-protein-associated receptor superfamily. MR22 and REC17 are 371 and 357 amino acids long, respectively, as deduced from nucleotide sequence and share 68% mutual amino acid identity and 30-35% identity with known catecholamine and 5-HT receptors. Saturable(More)
Guanine nucleotides were shown to alter N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-effector coupling by competitive antagonism at the glutamate binding site, rather than via interaction with an intracellularly located GTP-binding protein. Thus, in contrast to known G-protein linked receptors, micromolar concentrations of guanine nucleotides and their analogs(More)
We have characterized the binding of [3H]MDL 105,519 ((E)-3-(2-phenyl-2-carboxyethenyl)-4,6-dichloro-1 H-indole-2-carboxylic acid), a NMDA receptor glycine recognition site antagonist, to homomeric NMDA subunit 1a (NR 1a) receptors. Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO-K1) were transfected with the rat NR 1a gene and cell lines stably expressing the receptor(More)
Glycine receptor antagonists have been proposed to have multiple therapeutic applications, including the treatment of stroke, epilepsy, and anxiety. The present study compared the biochemical and behavioral profiles of two strychnine-insensitive glycine receptor antagonists, MDL 100,458 (3-(benzoylmethylamino)-6-chloro-1H-indole-2- carboxylic acid) and MDL(More)
Co-administration of desipramine and fluoxetine resulted in a 27% decline in cerebral cortical beta-adrenoceptor density after four days - a time point at which neither agent alone was effective. After 14 days, desipramine- and desipramine + fluoxetine-treated rats showed decreased receptor levels, with a greater decrement seen with the combined treatment.(More)
Pre-weaning rat pups emit ultrasonic vocalizations when removed from the litter. These 'separation-induced vocalizations' (SIV) are suppressed by classical benzodiazepine anxiolytics and by non-benzodiazepine anxiolytics which lack muscle relaxant and sedative properties. The present study used the SIV model to assess potential anxiolytic properties of(More)
Inhibition of nitric oxide production by arginine analogues was examined in three cell systems; macrophages, CNS tissue and endothelial cells. Nitric oxide production was assessed indirectly using in vitro assays measuring nitrite production (macrophages), cGMP elevation (CNS) and acetylcholine-induced relaxation of aortic ring segments (endothelium).(More)
The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-preferring glutamate receptor subtype possesses, in addition to the recognition site for glutamate, a binding site for glycine. We report here on the pharmacological properties of 3-(4,6-dichloro-2-carboxyindol-3-yl)-propionic acid (MDL 29,951) and 4-carboxymethylamino-5,7-dichloroquinoline-2-carboxylic acid (MDL 100,748),(More)