K L Hauser

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Iodinated SCH 23390, [125I]SCH 23982, saturably binds in brain to D1 receptors that mostly reside on striatal and striatonigral neurons. [125I]SCH 23982 autoradiography was used to determine the topography of D1 receptor-containing striatal inputs to subregions of the substantia nigra. The concentration of D1 sites was greatest in the pars reticulata of the(More)
A peripheral injection of DSP-4 [N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-ethyl-2-bromobenzylamine] produced a marked, selective, and lasting depletion of norepinephrine in certain regions of the rat central nervous system. This depletion at 10 days after injection was associated with regional alterations in some, but not all, adrenergic binding sites (receptors) as determined(More)
NKP608 is a non-peptidic derivative of 4-aminopiperidine which acts as a selective, specific and potent antagonist at the neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, the binding of NKP608 to bovine retina was characterized by an IC50 of 2.6+/-0.4 nM, whereas the compound's affinity to other receptor binding sites, including NK-2 and(More)
Trimipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant which has only weak effects on noradrenergic systems. Its mechanism of action is not understood, but its clinical effectiveness has been proven over a period of 20 years. In the present investigation, trimipramine was shown to have no effect on noradrenaline (NA)-stimulated adenylate cyclase activity after either(More)
High-affinity uptake of [3H]gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was studied in cultures of neonatal rat cortical neurons grown on pre-formed monolayers of non-neuronal (glial) cells. Both the maximum rate (Vmax) and, to a smaller extent, the Km of [3H]GABA uptake increased with time. In addition, in parallel with these changes, 2,4-diaminobutyric acid and(More)
To test the assumption that in the mice cortex the rate of accumulation of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) after irreversible inhibition of 4-aminobutyrate: 2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase (EC 2.6.1.19; GABA-T) represents an index of GABA turnover, we examined whether the reversal of the gabaculine-induced accumulation of GABA elicited by apomorphine was due(More)
Ifoxetine (CGP 15210 G; (+/-)-bis-[cis-3-hydroxy-4-(2,3-dimethyl-phenoxy)]-piperidine sulfate) prevented the depletion of serotonin (5-HT) induced by H 75/12 and p-chloromethamphetamine in the rat brain, and that caused by endogenously released dopamine after the combined administration of haloperidol and amfonelic acid in the rat striatum. These effects(More)
GABA level and the activity of L-glutamate-1-decarboxylase (GAD) (EC 4.1.1.15) were studied in brains of mice treated with beta-vinyllactic acid, a new, selective and pyridoxal phosphate-independent GAD inhibitor. Valproate and diazepam protected mice against convulsions caused by beta-vinyllactic acid although both anti-epileptic drugs antagonized neither(More)
The effect of subchronic infusion of desipramine, a norepinephrine uptake inhibitor, and clenbuterol, a beta-adrenergic agonist, on the central beta receptor of the rat was determined using in vitro [(3)H]dihydroalprenolol binding. Desipramine produced significant decreases of the receptor in neocortex and hippocampal formation, and clenbuterol effected(More)