James K. Wamsley

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The regional distribution of radioactive ligand binding in rat brain for the different receptors of the gamma-aminobutyric acidA (GABAA)-benzodiazepine receptor/chloride channel complex was measured on tissue sections by autoradiography. Seven ligands were employed including [3H]muscimol for high-affinity GABA agonist sites; [3H]bicuculline methochloride(More)
The distribution of dopamine D1 receptors in the rat, labeled with [125I]SCH 23982, was studied using a quantitative in-vitro light-microscopic autoradiographic method. The binding of [125I]SCH 23982 to slide-mounted tissue sections and membrane preparations of prefrontal cortex was saturable, specific and of high affinity. Scatchard analysis revealed a Kd(More)
We used the autoradiographic 2-deoxy-D-[1-14C]glucose (14C-DG) method of Sokoloff to identify brain areas with altered rates of local cerebral glucose utilization (LCGU) in vivo in response to peripheral I-nicotine administration (0.1, 0.3, 1.0, and 1.75 mg/kg, s.c.). Nicotine stimulated LCGU primarily in areas reported to contain nicotine binding sites,(More)
The distribution of dopamine D-1 receptors has been determined in the rat brain by a quantitative in vitro light-microscopic autoradiographic method. The binding of [N-methyl-3H]-SCH 23390 to slide-mounted tissue sections takes place with characteristics expected of a substance that recognizes D-1 receptors. The binding is saturable, has high affinity, and(More)
The distribution of the high affinity gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor labeled by [3H]muscimol, has been studied in the rat brain by light microscopic autoradiography. Receptors in slide-mounted tissue sections were labeled in vitro with [3H]muscimol. Most of the gray matter areas presented grain densities significantly higher than background or(More)
Cognitive decline seen in the normal elderly is associated with selective loss of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). Nicotine given either by inhalation or transdermally helps cognition, but unacceptable side effects limit its utility. The present study assessed the safety, tolerability and effect on cognition of ispronicline, a highly(More)
High affinity gamma-aminobutyric acid, benzodiazepine, strychnine (glycine), dopamine, spirodecanone, alpha 1-adrenergic, alpha 2-adrenergic, beta-adrenergic and muscarinic cholinergic binding sites were localized by semiquantitative autoradiography in rat and, in some instances, in monkey and human retinae using [3H]muscimol, [3H]flunitrazepam,(More)
We have reported that the ability of high doses of methamphetamine to impair dopamine and serotonin synthesis in the rat brain is attenuated when animals are pretreated with gradually increasing doses of methamphetamine. To examine the mechanism of this tolerance phenomenon, the effect of methamphetamine on several neurochemical parameters was determined in(More)
Utilizing in vitro autoradiographic techniques, we have studied the distribution of high affinity [3H]kainic acid ([3H]KA) binding sites in intact sections of the rat forebrain. These sites have the same kinetic and pharmacological characteristics as the [3H]KA site described in tissue homogenates. Moderate to high levels of specific binding were observed(More)
In vitro autoradiography was used to visualize [3H]nicotine binding sites in the rat brain. Labeling was densest in the interpeduncular nucleus and medial habenula but was also detected in thalamic nuclei, areas related to sensory function, the cerebral cortex, and molecular layer of the dentate gyrus. Specific binding was sparse in the hypothalamus and(More)