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PK 11195 [1-(2-chlorophenyl)-N-methyl-N-(1-methylpropyl)-3-isoquinolinecarboxamide] is a new ligand for the "peripheral-type" benzodiazepine binding sites, chemically unrelated to benzodiazepines. It displaces with a very high potency (IC50 congruent to 10(-9) M) [3H]-RO5-4864 (a benzodiazepine which specifically labels the peripheral-type sites) from its(More)
2-Amino-6-trifluoromethoxy benzothiazole (PK 26124) prevented convulsions induced in rodents by maximal electroshock, inhibitors of the synthesis of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and ouabain, but was inactive against seizures provoked by GABA antagonists, unlike diazepam, chlordiazepoxide, phenobarbital and valproic acid. 2-Amino-6-trifluoromethoxy(More)
Two models have been chosen to study the effect of 2-amino-6-trifluoromethoxy benzothiazole (PK 26124) on excitatory amino acid neurotransmission: the pool of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the cerebellum and the release of acetylcholine in the striatum and olfactory tubercles. The release of acetylcholine induced by N-methyl-DL-aspartate in the(More)
The atypical profile of 2-phenyl-4[2-(4-piperidinyl) ethyl]quinoline (PK 8165), a quinoline derivative with pure anticonflict properties, seems to be due to the fact that this compound is a partial agonist of benzodiazepine receptors. The drug PK 8165 is a competitive inhibitor of benzodiazepine binding sites with a Hill coefficient near unity. Opposite to(More)
PK 11195 [1-(2-chlorophenyl)-N-methyl-N-(1-methylpropyl)-3-isoquinolinec arboxamide] is a compound chemically unrelated to benzodiazepines with a high affinity for the "peripheral type" binding sites for benzodiazepines (Le Fur et al., 1983a). [3H]PK 11195 binds to the adrenal membranes with a high affinity (KD congruent to 3 nM) in a specific, reversible(More)
Peripheral-type benzodiazepine binding sites have been characterized on sections of 8 normal human iris/ciliary-body preparations. Saturability was determined at 25 degrees C with [3H] PK 11195 (1 nM) a specific ligand of peripheral type sites. The studies revealed a single class of binding sites for PK 11195 with a nanomolar range affinity (KD = 1.45 nM)(More)
Electrophysiological and pharmacological studies have shown that peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptors modulate voltage-sensitive calcium channels in the heart. We have compared these binding sites with binding sites for [3H]dihydropyridines, which are believed to label such channels. Although no direct or allosteric interaction could be demonstrated(More)
The [3H]indalpine binding sites have been characterized in slide-mounted cat brain sections. This inhibitor of 5-HT reuptake binds with a very high affinity to sites which have the pharmacological properties of the serotonin carrier. These sites can, however, be differentiated from the [3H]imipramine binding sites by their Na+ dependency and competitive(More)
PK 8165, a new quinoline derivative, has a good affinity for brain type benzodiazepine binding sites and an anticonflict activity in the Vogel Test. However, contrarily to classical benzodiazepines (BZ) this compound is devoid of anticonvulsant and sedative properties. As biochemical studies suggested that PK 8165 is a partial agonist for BZ receptors, its(More)
Two epimer quinoline derivatives, PK 5078 and PK 7059, have been shown to be potent at releasing 5-HT from blood platelets. Moreover PK 5078 was also a potent and selective inhibitor of the uptake of 5-HT, being about 20 times as active as clomipramine. Both drugs, like p-chloroamphetamine, released 5-HT but did not inhibit MAO-A. Whilst p-chloroamphetamine(More)
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