Multiple mechanisms of serotonin 5-HT2 receptor desensitization.

Desensitization of serotonin 5-HT2 receptor-mediated enhancement of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) depolarization was studied in rat cortical neurons. Serotonin and (+/-)-1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI) induced long term desensitization. Staurosporine, a nonspecific protein kinase C inhibitor, potentiated the serotonin and DOI… (More)