Characterization of the muscarinic receptor subtypes in the bovine corneal epithelial cells.

Muscarinic receptor subtypes in the bovine corneal epithelial cells (BCE) were characterized on the basis of their: 1) ligand binding properties, 2) linkage to Ca2+ and cAMP cell signaling pathways, and 3) gene transcripts. Receptor subtypes, m1 and m2, are indicated by competition experiments using subtype-selective muscarinic receptor ligands. [3H]N… CONTINUE READING