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Due to the existence of differences in the pharmacological properties of tachykinin NK-1 receptors in the rat and the guinea pig, the autoradiographic distribution of NK-1 binding sites was compared in the brain of the two species using the selective NK-1 ligand 3H-[Pro9]SP. If a good similarity in the distribution of NK-1 binding sites could be seen in(More)
The autoradiographic distribution of tachykinin NK(2) binding sites was determined in the adult rat brain using [(125)I]neurokinin A in the presence of either senktide (NK(3) agonist) and [Pro(9)]substance P (NK(1) agonist) or senktide and SR 140333 (NK(1) antagonist). Indeed, this radioligand labels two subtypes of NK(1) binding sites (which present a high(More)
The effects of various neuroleptics and of apomorphine on the metabolism of ACh were examined in the neostriatum of the rat. For this purpose, a specific radio-enzymatic assay for brain ACh was used. This method is based on the preliminary purification of the choline esters by liquid cation exchange, separation of choline and ACh on thin layer(More)
A comparative autoradiographic analysis of the distribution of tachykinin binding sites was made on brain serial sections using several ligands. (1) 3H-SP, 125I-BHSP and 3H-physalaemin labeled identical binding sites (NK1 type). (2) 3H-NKB, 125I-BHE and 3H-eledoisin also labeled identical sites (NK3 type). (3) 125I-BHNKA preferentially labeled NK3 binding(More)
Specific 125I-Bolton-Hunter substance P (125I-BHSP) binding sites are present on intact cortical astrocytes of the newborn mouse in primary culture. Therefore, these cells were used to ascertain the existence of functional substance P (SP) receptors coupled positively to phospholipase C. SP stimulated phosphoinositide breakdown with an EC50 value (4.5 x(More)
Three types of binding sites for the mammalian tachykinins, ie Substance P (SP) Neurokinin A (NKA) and Neurokinin B (NKB), have been found in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Substance P binds to the NK-1 subclass of binding site while NKA and NKB are less selective endogenous ligands, which preferentially interact with the NK-2 and NK-3(More)