Gabriele Koth

Learn More
Gene association studies in humans have linked the α5 subunit gene CHRNA5 to an increased risk for nicotine dependence. In the CNS, nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) that contain the α5 subunit are expressed at relatively high levels in the habenulo-interpeduncular system. Recent experimental evidence furthermore suggests that α5-containing(More)
The mechanisms by which the cognition enhancer linopirdine may affect transmitter release were investigated in cultures of rat superior cervical ganglion neurons. Overflow of previously incorporated [3H]noradrenaline evoked by 10 microM UTP or 0.1 microM bradykinin was enhanced by linopirdine at > or =3 microM, overflow evoked by 25 mM K(-), 100 microM(More)
This study explores the role of cyclic AMP in electrically evoked [3H]noradrenaline release and in the alpha 2-adrenergic modulation of this release in chick sympathetic neurons. Along with an increase in stimulation-evoked tritium overflow, applications of forskolin enhanced the formation of intracellular cyclic AMP. Both effects of forskolin were(More)
  • 1