We studied the functional role of individual subtypes of muscarinic cholinoceptors in the pathogenesis of neuroleptic parkinsonism in rats. Blockade of M4 receptors prevented the development of extrapyramidal disorders, which was abolished by simultaneous blockade of M2 receptors. The data suggest that various subtypes of muscarinic receptors are involved… (More)
We studied the relationship between the efficiency of muscarinic receptor antagonists in preventing haloperidol-induced catatonia and their activity in tests for the interaction of ligands with various subtypes of muscarinic receptors (M1-M4) in rats. Mathematical modeling showed that affinity of the ligand for M4 receptors positively affects its ability to… (More)
Correction of neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism in rats with two central cholinoblockers atropine and pentifine (acetylene aminoalcohol synthesized at Institute of Toxicology) were studied by measuring the content of acetylcholine in the striatum. The content of the transmitter secretion was estimated from the content of bound acetylcholine fraction in… (More)
Quantitative assessment of selective blockade of M4-subtype muscarinic receptors was performed by the number of pilocarpine-induced movements of lower jaw in rats. Three antagonists (atropine, cyclodol, and glipin) were used in the experiments. Glipin produced the most potent blockade of M4 receptors in the whole organism compared to other test antagonist.