Ethanol-induced inhibition of a neuronal P2X purinoceptor by an allosteric mechanism.

Ethanol inhibits a neuronal P2X purinoceptor by shifting the ATP concentration-response curve to the right in an apparently competitive manner. However, the underlying mechanism has not been determined. We investigated the effects of ethanol on the activation and deactivation time constants for ATP-activated current in bullfrog dorsal root ganglion neurones… CONTINUE READING