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We have determined the agonist activity of a number of natural prostaglandins and prostaglandin analogs at the FP prostaglandin receptor cloned from a human ciliary body cDNA library using phosphoinositide (PI) turnover assays. Travoprost acid (EC50 = 3.2 +/- 0.6 nM) was the most potent agonist in these cells followed by bimatoprost free acid(More)
Bimatoprost (17-phenyl-prostaglandin F(2alpha) ethyl amide) has been reported not to exert its actions via prostaglandin receptors. Here, bimatoprost displaced [3H]prostaglandin F(2alpha) from FP receptors (K(i)=6310+/-1650 nM). Bimatoprost rapidly mobilized intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)](i)) via cloned human FP receptors expressed in human embryonic kidney(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine selected in vivo ocular properties of AL-12182 (5,6-dihydro-4,5-didehydro-11-deoxy-11-oxa-16-(3-chlorophenoxy)-omega-tetranor-PGF(2alpha) isopropyl ester) and the in vitro profile of its free acid, AL-12180. METHODS Previously documented radioligand binding and functional assays involving human ciliary muscle(More)
Natural prostaglandins (PGs) such as PGD2, PGE2, PGF2(2alpha), and PGI2 exhibited the highest affinity for their respective cognate receptors, but were the least selective agents when tested in receptor binding assays. Travoprost acid ([+]-fluprostenol) was the most FP-receptor-selective compound, exhibiting a high affinity (Ki = 35 +/- 5 nM) for the FP(More)
PURPOSE To determine the functional agonist potencies of the intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering prostaglandin F (FP)-class prostaglandin (PG) analogues (e.g., travoprost, latanoprost, bimatoprost, and unoprostone isopropyl ester) in human trabecular meshwork (h-TM) cells, by using phosphoinositide (PI) turnover and intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)](i))(More)
The present study investigated the serotonin-induced increase in phosphoinositide hydrolysis and mobilization of intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) in human uterine smooth muscle cells (HUSMCs) to identify the serotonergic receptor positively coupled to phospholipase C in these cells. In phosphoinositide (PI) assays, serotonin (5-HT) and alpha-methyl-5-HT were(More)
The ability of a number of prostaglandin F2 (PGF2 ) analogs to mobilize intracellular Ca [Ca ]i and to compete for [H]PGF2 binding to prostaglandin F2 receptors (FP) was evaluated. Radioligand binding studies measuring displacement of [H]PGF2 by a variety of FP prostaglandin analogs yielded the following rank order of affinities: travoprost acid [((More)
Bimatoprost is the ethyl amide derivative of 17-phenyl-trinor prostaglandin F(2alpha). Here, we show that bimatoprost (K(i)=9250+/-846nM) and bimatoprost free acid (17-phenyl-trinor prostaglandin F(2alpha); K(i)=59+/-6nM) bind to the FP receptor and displace [(3)H]-travoprost acid, a selective FP agonist. Bimatoprost (EC(50)=3070+/-1330nM), Lumigan((R))(More)
PURPOSE To apply a multidisciplinary approach to the identification and pharmacological characterization of the serotonin (5HT) receptors that mediate functional responses in human trabecular meshwork (h-TM) cells. To correlate in vitro findings with intraocular pressure (IOP) changes in conscious ocular hypertensive cynomolgus monkeys. METHODS Documented(More)
The ability of a number of prostaglandin F 2 alpha (PGF 2 alpha) analogs to mobilize intracellular Ca2+[Ca2+]iand to compete for [3H]PGF 2 alpha binding to prostaglandin F 2 alpha receptors (FP) was evaluated. Radioligand binding studies measuring displacement of [3H]PGF 2 alpha by a variety of FP prostaglandin analogs yielded the following rank order of(More)