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In monkeys rendered parkinsonian with 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), expression of the dopamine D3 receptor was decreased. However, levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID), similar to the debilitating and pharmacoresistant involuntary movements elicited after long-term treatment with levodopa in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), was(More)
Involuntary movements, or dyskinesia, represent a debilitating complication of levodopa therapy for Parkinson's disease. Taking advantage of a monkey brain bank constituted to study the pathophysiology of levodopa-induced dyskinesia, we here report the changes affecting D1, D2 and D3 dopamine receptors within the striatum of four experimental groups of(More)
The calcium sensing receptor (CaSR), a member of the G-protein coupled receptor family, is expressed on a variety of cell types and responds to extracellular calcium. We have characterized pharmacological properties of (+/-)NPS 568, a calcimimetic, toward cloned rat brain extracellular Ca2+-sensing receptor (CaSR) expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)(More)
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a member of a growing family of heptahelical receptors with an unusually large extracellular domain. To further delineate its functions in neurons and glia, we have investigated the expression pattern of CaSR transcripts in the postnatal and adult rat brain, spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia by in situ hybridization.(More)
Based on N-alkylated 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline derivatives, which are structurally related to the partial agonist BP 897, a series of novel, selective dopamine D3 receptor antagonists has been synthesised. Derivatisation included changes in the arylamide moiety and the tetrahydroisoquinoline substructure leading to compounds with markedly improved(More)
The synthesis and calcimimetic properties of N1-arylsulfonyl-N2-(1-aryl)ethyl-3-phenylpropane-1,2-diamines are described. The most active compound of the series (3n, used at 10 microM) produced 97+/-11% of the maximal stimulation of [3H]IP production obtained by 10 mM Ca2+ in CHO cells expressing the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR). This calcimimetic(More)
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