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The human NK1 tachykinin receptor in the astrocytoma cell line U 373 MG was characterized using selective agonists and antagonists described for this receptor in the rat. Specific [3H]substance P binding sites were present on cell homogenates, whereas [3H]neurokinin A or [3H]-senktide binding sites were absent. The binding was saturable and reversible. The(More)
The dopamine D4 receptor is a potential target for novel antipsychotic drugs. Most available compounds with affinity for the dopamine D4 receptor also bind to dopamine D2 receptors. This report describe the affinity of the 5-HT2A receptor antagonist RP 62203 (fananserin) for the human dopamine D4 receptor. Fananserin displaces [3H]spiperone binding to(More)
1. This study was undertaken to compare the potency and selectivity of the nonpeptide (RP 67580, (+/-)-CP-96,345 and its chloro-derivative [(+/-)-cis-3-(2-chlorobenzylamino)-2-benzhydrylquinuclidine] (CP-C1)) and peptide (GR 71,251 and spantide) neurokinin1 (NK1) antagonists in mouse and rat preparations. 2. Among the NK1 antagonists tested, RP 67580 was(More)
In the human astrocytoma cell line U 373 MG, application of substance P (SP) leads to a transient increase in cytosolic calcium concentration and to a biphasic current response in voltage-clamped cells. Using these two functional assays we have characterized pharmacologically the SP response in U 373 MG cells. SP and [L-Pro9]SP displayed high potencies in(More)
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