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Muscarinic receptors stimulate the secretion of acid pepsinogen and mucous in gastric mucosa. Whether muscarinic receptors are involved in the pathogenesis of benign gastric disease is unknown. Receptor changes in these conditions were therefore sought. An autoradiographic technique was developed to determine quantitatively muscarinic receptors in microtome(More)
The hypothesis that muscarinic receptors on smooth muscle differ from those in epithelial glands was tested by comparing the properties of muscarinic binding sites in porcine fundic smooth muscle with those in mucosal membranes. The binding of agonists and of antagonists was assessed by displacement of [3H]N-methylscopolamine. Pirenzepine (M1-antagonist)(More)
Five subtypes of muscarinic receptors have been distinguished by pharmacological and molecular biological methods. This report characterizes the muscarinic subtype present in human gastric mucosa by radioligand binding studies. The receptor density was 27 ±6 fmollmg protein and the tritiated ligand N-methylscopolamine had an affinity of (KD)0.39±0.08 nM(More)
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