Alpha 2-adrenoceptors mediate inhibition of cyclic AMP production in the spinal cord after stimulation of cyclic AMP with forskolin but not after stimulation with capsaicin or vasoactive intestinal peptide.


In slices obtained from the ventral and the dorsal guinea pig spinal cord both forskolin and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) caused a dose-dependent stimulation of the production of cyclic AMP. By contrast capsaicin stimulated cyclic AMP formation only in the dorsal cord; no effect was observed in the ventral cord. The alpha 2-adrenergic agonist UK-14… (More)