Identification, quantification, and localization of mRNA for three distinct alpha 1 adrenergic receptor subtypes in human prostate.


The dynamic component of bladder outlet obstruction caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is regulated by alpha 1 adrenergic receptors (alpha 1-AR) located in the prostatic stroma. Recently two alpha 1-AR subtypes (alpha 1A, alpha 1B) have been identified in the human prostate by both functional and pharmacological assays. However, the presence of… (More)