H H Valentine

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Toxins from the venom of the African green mamba, Dendroaspis angusticeps, fulfill a major need for selective ligands for some of the five genetically defined subtypes of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (m1-m5). Two toxins have been found that are highly selective antagonists for m1 and m4 receptors (m1-toxin and m4-toxin, respectively). Two other toxins(More)
m1-Toxin is the only ligand which is known to bind specifically to the extracellular face of genetically defined m1 muscarinic receptors; it binds pseudoirreversibly. A variety of studies were performed to evaluate the usefulness of m1-toxin as a selective antagonist of m1 receptors. Exposure of slices of the rat cerebral cortex to m1-toxin in physiological(More)
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