Benzodiazepine anticonvulsant action: gamma-aminobutyric acid-dependent modulation of the chloride ionophore.

Brain-specific benzodiazepine receptors are allosterically coupled to chloride ionophore-associated binding sites for sulfur-35-labeled t-butylbicyclophosphorothionate. The specific binding of t-butylbicyclophosphorothionate to fresh unwashed rat cortical membranes is inhibited by nanomolar concentrations of five benzodiazepine agonists but not by the… CONTINUE READING