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It is evident that in the last decade or so, a vast amount of new information has become available concerning the various 5-HT receptor types and their characteristics. This derives from two main research approaches, operational pharmacology, using selective ligands (both agonists and antagonists), and, more recently, molecular biology. Although the(More)
There is considerable controversy about the classification and nomenclature of somatostatin receptors. To date, five distinct receptor genes have been cloned and named chronologically according to their respective publication dates, but two were unfortunately given the same appellation (SSTR4). Consensually, a nomenclature for the recombinant receptors has(More)
The kinetic and pharmacological characteristics of the binding of [3H]5-HT (serotonin), [3H]8-OH-DPAT (8-OH-2-di-n-propylaminotetraline), [3H]LSD, [3H]ketanserin and [3H]mesulergine to membranes from frontal cortex, hippocampus and choroid plexus of pig brain were studied. The binding of these ligands to frontal cortex and hippocampus demonstrated the(More)
The pharmacological characteristics of the binding of [3H]8-OH-DPAT ([3H]8-hydroxy-2(di-n-propylamino)tetralin, [125I]CYP ((-)[125I]iodocyanopindolol) (in the presence of 30 microM (-)isoprenaline) and [3H]mesulergine to 5-HT1 recognition sites were studied in rat and pig brain membranes. [3H]8-OH-DPAT bound in rat and pig cortex to the 5-HT1A recognition(More)
In situ hybridization histochemistry (ISHH) was used to study the distribution of various 5-HT1 receptor messenger RNAs (mRNA) in the mammalian nervous system. Since the cDNAs encoding the different 5-HT1 receptors, have not been cloned in one single species, brains of the species appropriate for the 5-HT1 receptor messenger RNA (mRNA) have been used. Thus,(More)
Recent evidence shows that neuropeptide expression in the CNS is markedly affected by seizure activity, particularly in the limbic system. Changes in neuropeptides in specific neuronal populations depend on the type and intensity of seizures and on their chronic sequelae (i.e. neurodegeneration and spontaneous convulsions). This paper reviews the effects of(More)
(+/-)[125Iodo] cyanopindolol (ICYP) is a radioligand which binds with an extraordinarily high affinity and specificity to beta-adrenoceptors. In contrast to (+/-) [125Ido]-hydroxybenzylpindolol (IHYP), the new ligand has neither affinity to alpha-nor to 5-HT-receptors. The dissociation constants of ICYP for beta- adrenoceptors in various tissues range from(More)
‘Department ofPharmacology, University College London, London, United Kingdom; 2Molecular Neurobiology Unit, Royal Free Hospital School ofMedicine, London, United Kingdom; 3Sandoz Pharma Limited, Basel, Switzerland; 4Glaxo Institute of Applied Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom; 5Fisons Pharmaceuticals, Leicestershire, United(More)
The continuing rapid progress towards a complete database of structural information on the human genome creates a challenge of ensuring that current schemes for classifying and naming receptors and ion channels effectively integrate this information with functional data to provide unambiguous principles for classification. In this article, Paul Hartig and(More)
(-)[125I]Iodocyanopindolol ([125I]CYP) labels rat brain membrane sites which display high affinity for several serotonergic and beta-adrenergic compounds. The binding of [125I]CYP to these serotonergic recognition sites was evaluated in the presence of 30 microM (-)isoprenaline in order to suppress binding to beta-adrenoceptors. [125I]CYP binds in rat(More)