Christine J Chaput

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Programmed cell death or apoptosis is characterized by typical morphological alterations. By transmission electron microscopy, apoptotic cells are identified by condensation of the chromatin in tight apposition to the nuclear envelope, alteration of the nuclear envelope and fragmentation of the nucleus, whereas integrity of the plasma membrane and(More)
Membrane preparations were made from Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells expressing 1.6 and 4.2 pmol/mg of recombinant human 5-HT1A receptors, as determined by saturation binding with the selective antagonist, [3H]-S 15535 ([3H]-4-(benzodioxan-5-yl)]-(indan-2-yl)piperazine). There was no change in the number of G-proteins activated by the full agonist,(More)
Unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesions of substantia nigra pars compacta (SNPC) neurons in rats induce behavioural hypersensitivity to dopaminergic agonists. However, the role of specific dopamine receptors is unclear, and potential alterations in their transduction mechanisms remain to be evaluated. The present study addressed these issues employing(More)
4-(Benzodioxan-5-yl)1-(indan-2-yl)piperazine (S15535) is a highly selective ligand at 5-HT(1A) receptors. The present study compared its autoradiographic labelling of rat brain sections with its functional actions, visualised by guanylyl-5'-[gamma-thio]-triphosphate ([35S]GTPgammaS) autoradiography, which affords a measure of G-protein activation.(More)
Though 5-HT6 receptors are targets for the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, the influence of drugs upon signal transduction has not been extensively characterized. Herein, we employed a Scintillation Proximity Assay (SPA)/antibody-immunocapture procedure of coupling to G alpha s to evaluate the interaction of a broad range of(More)
Recombinant human (h) 5-HT1A receptor-mediated G-protein activation was characterised in membranes of transfected Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells by use of guanosine-5'-O-(3-[35S]thio)-triphosphate ([35S]GTPgammaS binding). The potency and efficacy of 21 5-HT receptor agonists and antagonists was determined. The agonists, 5-CT (carboxamidotryptamine) and(More)
The actions of several serotonergic ligands in use or under development for the treatment of migraine headaches were examined at recombinant human 5-HT1A receptors stably expressed in Chinese Hamster Ovary cells. Affinities (Kis) at this site were determined in competition binding experiments with [3H]-8-OH-DPAT ([3H](±)8-hydroxy-N,N-dipropylaminotetralin),(More)
This study examined the activity of chemically diverse alpha2 adrenoceptor ligands at recombinant human (h) and native rat (r) alpha2A adrenoceptors compared with 5-HT1A receptors. First, in competition binding experiments at h alpha2A and h5-HT1A receptors expressed in CHO cells, several compounds, including the antagonists 1-(2-pyrimidinyl)piperazine(More)
Desipramine (DMI, 15 mg/kg, s.c.) decreased [3H]CGP-12177-labelled cortical beta-adrenoceptor density (Bmax) by 30% upon chronic (14 day) treatment. However, even a single dose (in mg/kg) of DMI (15) or the beta-adrenoceptor agonist, clenbuterol (20), induced a rapid (24 hour) and significant reduction of beta-adrenoceptor Bmax (-15%; p < 0.01). Acute(More)
This study examined the activity of chemically diverse α2 adrenoceptor ligands at recombinant human (h) and native rat (r) α2A adrenoceptors as compared with 5-HT1A receptors. First, in competition binding experiments at hα2A and h5-HT1A receptors expressed in CHO cells, several compounds, including the antagonists 1-(2-pyrimidinyl)piperazine (1-PP),(More)