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A nonclassical 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor mediates the stimulation of adenylate cyclase activity in mouse embryo colliculi neurons in primary culture. The pharmacological profile characterized with agonists and antagonists suggests that this 5-HT receptor does not appear to correspond to a known 5-HT receptor. On this 5-HT receptor, 5-HT (EC50 =(More)
Two putative anxiolytic drugs [ipsapirone (TVXQ 7821) and buspirone], structurally unrelated to benzodiazepines, have negligible ataxic and sedative side effects. These drugs are piperazine analogs which interact at 5-HT1 binding sites. It is demonstrated here that these drugs and two other piperazine derivatives, trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) and(More)
5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) stimulates the accumulation of inositol-trisphosphate in WRK1 cells, a cell line originating from a rat mammary tumor. 5-HT acts via a single receptor type for which it has an affinity constant estimated to be 1.27 microM. A series of agonists known to act at 5-HT2 receptors are partial agonists in this system and have a rank(More)
The contractile response of the isolated rabbit aorta elicited by 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and five partial agonists acting on the 5-HT2 receptor were separated into a phasic and a tonic response by altering the [Ca++] in the buffer. A kinetic analysis of the two responses yields parameters that provide a mechanistic insight into the different nature of(More)
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