We have investigated the mechanism of inhibition and site of action of the novel human metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (hmGluR5) antagonist 2-methyl-6-(phenylethynyl)pyridine (MPEP), which is structurally unrelated to classical metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) ligands. Schild analysis indicated that MPEP acts in a non-competitive manner. MPEP also… (More)
We compared the effects of the antiepileptic drugs carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, and lamotrigine on the release from rat brain slices of endogenous glutamate, [3H]-GABA, and [3H]-dopamine, elicited by the Na+ channel opener, veratrine, and of the same transmitters as well as [3H]-noradrenaline, [3H]-5-hydroxytryptamine, and [3H]-acetylcholine, elicited by… (More)
The synthesis of a new potent, subtype-selective radioligand [(3)H]-M-MPEP (2-methyl-6-((3-methoxyphenyl)ethynyl)-pyridine) and its in vitro pharmacological characteristics are described. Science Ltd.
We have investigated the mechanism of inhibition of the new group I mGluR antagonists CPCCOEt and MPEP and determined that both compounds have a non-competitive mode of inhibition. Furthermore using chimeric/mutated receptors constructs we have found that these antagonists act at a novel pharmacological site located in the trans-membrane (TM). Specific… (More)
In this study, we have investigated the effects of phaclofen on the [3H] overflow from [3H]GABA prelabelled rat cortical slices and its interaction with the effects of (-)-baclofen in dependence of the stimulation frequency. (-)-Baclofen strongly depressed the [3H] overflow in the frequency range of 0.125 to 4 Hz to a constant residual level (IC50 = 0.37… (More)