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2-hydroxy-saclofen (2-OH-S), a sulphonic analogue of baclofen, slightly increased the twitch height and reversibly antagonised the GABA- and baclofen-induced depression of twitch contractions in the guinea pig vas deferens and isolated ileum, causing a parallel dextral shift in the baclofen dose-response curve in a competitive manner (pA2 = 5.0) in the(More)
Saclofen (the direct sulphonic analogue of baclofen) is a competitive antagonist of baclofen at GABAB receptors in guinea pig ileum and rat cortical slices (estimated pA2 = 5.3), at least twice as potent as 2-hydroxy-saclofen (pA2 = 5). A series of related sulphonic analogues also antagonised baclofen in the guinea pig ileum, including 2-hydroxy-saclofen(More)
A new series of GABAB receptor antagonists, based on short-chain baclofen analogues has been investigated. In guinea-pig isolated ileal preparations, the GABAB receptor-mediated, baclofen-induced depression of cholinergic twitch responses was reversibly and competitively antagonised by the short-chain baclofen analogues 3-amino-3-(p-chlorophenyl)propionic(More)
The activity of the nitropropane analog of baclofen, 3-amino-2-(4-chlorophenyl)-nitropropane (N-BAC), has been examined at central and peripheral GABAB receptors. N-BAC was less potent than baclofen as a GABAB receptor agonist in depressing repetitive twitch contractions in the guinea-pig isolated ileum (IC50s for baclofen = 4.1 +/- 1.3 microM; N-BAC = 9.2(More)
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