Amitriptyline, desipramine, cyproheptadine and carbamazepine, in concentrations used therapeutically, reduce kainate- and N-methyl-D-aspartate-induced intracellular Ca2+ levels in neuronal culture.

@article{Cai1992AmitriptylineDC,
  title={Amitriptyline, desipramine, cyproheptadine and carbamazepine, in concentrations used therapeutically, reduce kainate- and N-methyl-D-aspartate-induced intracellular Ca2+ levels in neuronal culture.},
  author={Zhengwei Cai and Patrick P. McCaslin},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  year={1992},
  volume={219 1},
  pages={53-7}
}
The glutamate receptor agonists, kainate and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) result in the elevation of intracellular calcium levels ([Ca2+]i) in primary cultures of cerebellar granule neurons. Several tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), amitriptyline (0.5-1 microM), desipramine (1 microM) and doxepine (1 microM) partially prevent this elevation induced by both of these excitatory amino acids (EAAs), but not elevations of [Ca2+]i induced by another EAA, quisqualate. Evidence suggests that this EAA… CONTINUE READING

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