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We report the long-term modulation of K+ channels by cAMP in cultured murine colliculi neurons. A short (1-2 s) application of 8-Br-cAMP induced a long-lasting broadening of the action potential, a loss of after-hyperpolarization, and a reduction in spike accommodation. In agreement with these changes, 8-Br-cAMP produced a long-lasting (2 hr) inhibition of(More)
Dopamine (DA) regulation of intracellular cyclic AMP formation in purified, intact striatal neurons in primary culture was examined. DA (EC50, 3 microM) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP; EC50, 10 nM) stimulated cyclic AMP formation by 2- and 5-fold, respectively. In the presence of 0.1 microM forskolin (which was virtually ineffective alone),(More)
Exposure of mouse colliculi neurons to selective 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)4 agonists was accompanied by a rapid desensitization of the receptor-stimulated adenylyl cyclase response. Half-maximal desensitization occurred after 2 min. Only exposure of neurons to selective 5-HT4 agonists led to a potent desensitization of the 5-HT4-mediated response. Neurons(More)
We have investigated the regional distribution of 5-hydroxytryptamine4 (5-HT4) receptor binding sites in the adult guinea pig, rat and mouse brain using the specific 5-HT4 antagonist [3H]GR113808 as a radioligand. The developmental changes in the expression of these binding sites were also investigated quantitatively in the rat brain (gestational days 16(More)
Receptors for excitatory amino-acid transmitters on nerve cells fall into two main categories associated with non-selective cationic channels, the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) and non-NMDA (kainate and quisqualate) receptors. Special properties of NMDA receptors such as their voltage-dependent blockade by Mg2+ (refs 3, 4) and their permeability to Na+, K+ as(More)
The regional distribution of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT4) receptors labelled with [3H]GR113808 was examined in rat basal ganglia and hippocampus after specific lesions. Lesion of serotonin neurons induced by injections of 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine into the dorsal and medial raphe nuclei resulted in increased 5-HT4 receptor binding in most regions examined,(More)
1. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) on K+ current in primary culture of mouse colliculi neurones and to identify the 5-HT receptor subtype that could be involved in this effect. 2. The voltage-activated K+ current of the neurones was partially blocked by 8-bromo adenosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate(More)
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) inhibited the formation of cAMP promoted by vasoactive intestinal polypeptide, plus forskolin, in mouse hippocampal and cortical neurons in primary culture. The rank order of potencies of classical 5-HT1 agonists in inhibiting cAMP formation in hippocampal neurons was 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT)(More)
Glutamate and dopamine are important neurotransmitters in the basal ganglia. Dopamine can act via D1 receptors to activate adenylyl cyclase in striatal neurons, while glutamate stimulation of NMDA receptors leads to an increase in intracellular calcium. Increases in intracellular calcium or cAMP can induce immediate early gene expression in striatal(More)
The tritiated specific antagonist [3H]GR 113808 was used to study the brain regional distribution of 5-HT4 binding sites in rat during development. In adult brain, high densities of binding sites were found in the limbic system (islands of Calleja, olfactory tubercle, fundus striati, ventral pallidum, septum, hippocampus and amygdala) and in the(More)