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The functional relevance of the dopamine D3 receptor is still unresolved, largely because of the absence of selective D3 receptor ligands. In the present study we have examined the in vivo profile of (+)-PD 128907, a potent and functionally selective D3 receptor agonist. Low doses of (+)-PD 128907 reduced spontaneous locomotor activity in the rat (ED50 = 13(More)
A growing body of information now supports the suggestion that P2 receptors for extracellular nucleotides (primarily ATP) have a role in regulating salivary gland function. There is solid pharmacological and molecular evidence for the presence of P2X ligand-gated ion channel nucleotide receptors (P2X4 and P2X7/P2Z). More recently, our group and others have(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that the glycine/NMDA receptor antagonist, L-701,324 (7-chloro-4-hydroxy-3(3-phenoxy)phenyl-2(H)quinolone) blocks the activation of mesolimbic dopamine systems induced following psychostimulant administration in the rat (Bristow et al. 1994). In the present study, pretreatment with L-701,324 also reversed the deficit in(More)
The effects of ATP on salivary glands have been recognized since 1982. Functional and pharmacological studies of the P2 nucleotide receptors that mediate the effects of ATP and other extracellular nucleotides have been supported by the cloning of receptor cDNAs, by the expression of the receptor proteins, and by the identification in salivary gland cells of(More)
HSG-PA human salivary gland duct cells exhibit progressively increased regulatory volume decrease (RVD) in response to decreased medium osmolarity. The P2U purinoceptor agonist UTP causes a potentiation of RVD, the extent of which is most pronounced in 220 mosM medium and is least apparent in 180 mosM medium. We examined the underlying mechanisms for this(More)
1. Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) has been shown to increase cyclic AMP production in dispersed cell aggregates from the major salivary glands of the rat. The goal of the present study was to identify the 5-HT receptor subtypes that mediate these effects in rat submandibular glands (SMG). 2. Among the 5-HT receptor subtypes identified in the rat,(More)
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