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Several lines of evidence suggest a link between the alpha7 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) and brain disorders including schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury. The present work describes a novel molecule, 1-(5-chloro-2,4-dimethoxy-phenyl)-3-(5-methyl-isoxazol-3-yl)-urea (PNU-120596), which acts as a powerful(More)
Four dopamine receptor agonists used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (apomorphine, pergolide, ropinirole and sumanirole) were evaluated for the ability to block human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG) K(+) channels and to modify the duration of canine Purkinje fiber action potentials. Apomorphine, pergolide and ropinirole blocked the hERG-mediated(More)
Histamine has recently been shown to be a growth factor for some gastric and colorectal cancer cells. Previous studies have shown that cimetidine blocks in vitro and in vivo histamine-stimulated growth and cAMP release from the human colonic cancer cell line, C170. In this study, ranitidine, another H2 receptor antagonist, did not affect either basal or(More)
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