Robert T. Reid

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Human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells were transfected with cDNA encoding the human beta4 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptor subunit in pairwise combination with human alpha2, alpha3 or alpha4 subunits. Cell lines A2B4, A3B4.2 and A4B4 were identified that stably express mRNA and protein corresponding to alpha2 and beta4, to alpha3 and beta4(More)
In this study, the mechanism of nicotine-induced hippocampal acetylcholine (ACh) release in awake, freely moving rats was examined using in vivo microdialysis. Systemic administration of nicotine (0.4 mg kg(-1), s.c.) increased the levels of ACh in hippocampal dialysates. The nicotine-induced hippocampal ACh release was sensitive to the pretreatment of(More)
Nicotine, the prototypical agonist for neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (NAChR), nonselectively activates NAChR limiting its use in elucidating the function of NAChR subtypes. SIB-1765F is a subtype selective NAChR agonist that displaces [3H]-nicotine binding with an IC50 of 4.6 nM and [3H]-cytisine binding with an IC50 of 12.2 nM which is 2000-(More)
HEK293 cells were stably transfected with the cDNAs encoding full-length human neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunit combinations alpha3beta2 or alpha4beta2. [(3)H]-(+/-)Epibatidine ([(3)H]-(+/-)EPI) bound to membranes from A3B2 (alpha3beta2) and A4B2.2 (alpha4beta2) cells with K(d) values of 7.5 and 33.4 pM and B(max) values of 497 and(More)
A technique for the accurate and reprothe platelet surface. Incubation of norducible quantitation of platelet associmat platelets in sera from some patients ated immunogbobulins is described. The with immunologic purpura caused an intact platelets of normal subjects were increase in platelet immunoglobulin found to be associated with small quanlevels.(More)
In the present investigation, anti-nociceptive effects of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (NAChR) ligands, (+)- and (-)-nicotine, cytisine, methylcarbamylcholine (MCC), dimethylphenylpiperazinium iodide (DMPP), and (+/-)-epibatidine were evaluated in the rat tail-flick assay both after subcutaneous (s.c.) and intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.)(More)
A series of conformationally restricted analogues of nicotine has been synthesized and evaluated as agonists of neuronal acetylcholine receptors. Compound 2 (SIB-1663), which selectively activated human recombinant alpha 2 beta 4 and alpha 4 beta 4 nAChRs, was shown to be active in animal models of Parkinson's disease and pain.