Benzodiazepine pharmacology of cultured mammalian CNS neurons.

Many neurons cultured from the embryonic mammalian central nervous system (CNS) express benzodiazepine receptors while some neurons differentiate specific transmitter phenotypes like glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), the synthetic enzyme for gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). The benzodiazepine receptors in these cultured neurons are often, if not always… CONTINUE READING