Increased density of I2-imidazoline receptors in human glioblastomas.


A glial location has been proposed for the non-adrenoceptor [3H]idazoxan binding site termed the I2-imidazoline receptor. The specific binding of [3H]idazoxan in the presence of (-)adrenaline was measured in membranes from excised human glioblastomas (n = 6), meningiomas (n = 6) and normal brains (n = 6). The pharmacological profile of the [3H]idazoxan… (More)