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The H3 histamine receptor is a high-affinity receptor reported to mediate inhibition of CNS histidine decarboxylase activity and depolarization-induced histamine release. We have used (R)-alpha-[3H]methylhistamine, a specific, high-affinity agonist, to characterize ligand binding to this receptor. Saturation binding studies with rat brain membranes(More)
The H3 receptor is a high-affinity histamine receptor that inhibits release of several neurotransmitters, including histamine. We have characterized H3 receptor binding in bovine brain and developed conditions for its solubilization. Particulate [3H]histamine binding showed an apparently single class of sites (KD = 4.6 nM; Bmax = 78 fmol/mg of protein). Of(More)
Opiate alkaloids and peptides are reported to inhibit 45Ca2+ binding to synaptic plasma membranes and uptake into brain synaptosomes. We have examined the effects of a number of opiates on 45Ca2+ uptake in a clonal cell line NCB20 which expresses multiple opioid binding sites. The cells express voltage-dependent calcium channels that are blocked by(More)
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