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In the guinea-pig ileum methionine-enkephalin, normorphine and morphine are equipotent in depressing electrically evoked contractions; leucine-enkephalin has about 25% of the activity. The mouse vas deferens is more sensitive to the enkephalins which are 30 to 60 times more potent than morphine. Fragments of beta-lipotropin61-91 (beta-endorphin) having(More)
The effects of daily administration to rats of desipramine, talsupram, tomoxetine, maprotiline, nomifensine, mianserin and citalopram (each 10 mg kg-1 day-1) for 4 weeks on [3H]dihydroalprenolol ([3H]DHA) binding in the cerebral cortex and on the noradrenaline-sensitive adenylate cyclase in the limbic forebrain were determined. Of these compounds,(More)
The 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) uptake inhibitor, paroxetine (11.6 mg/kg i.p.), given to rats pretreated with the monoamine oxidase inhibitor, phenelzine, 18 h (46.8 mg/kg i.p.) and 90 min (11.7 mg/kg i.p.) before, evoked a 5-HT-dependent syndrome which included wet-dog shakes (WDS). The frequency of WDS declined over the ensuing 3 h, at which time cortical(More)
In rat brain, the number of beta-adrenoceptors and activity of noradrenaline-dependent adenylate cyclase were examined after treatment with desipramine (7.5 mg kg-1 day-1) for three days alone or in combination with the alpha 2-adrenoceptor antagonist, yohimbine (2 mg kg-1 12 hr-1), or with phenoxybenzamine (7.5 mg kg-1 day-1), which is a more potent(More)
Treatment of particulate fractions of rat forebrain with phenoxybenzamine produced dose related inhibition of specific muscimol binding. Scatchard analysis revealed a significant reduction of binding sites but no change in affinity constant. The inhibition was not reversed by washing or incubation at 37 degrees C suggesting that phenoxybenzamine alkylates(More)
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