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EFFECT OF (2-BENZOYLETHYL)TRIMETHYLAMMONIUM AND VESAMICOL ON ACETYLCHOLINE AND PROSTAGLANDIN RELEASE FROM HUMAN PLACENTAL EXPLANTS

YS CHEN, SP BRENNECKE, TJ ROOK, RG KING

Reproduction, Fertility and Development | C S I R O PUBLICATIONS | Published : 1991

Abstract

Human placental explants were incubated in the presence of physostigmine (3.08 microM), and release of acetylcholine (ACh) and prostaglandin (PG) were measured in the fourth hour by bioassay and radioimmunoassay, respectively. The choline acetyltransferase inhibitor (2-benzoylethyl)trimethylammonium (100 microM, n = 6) significantly reduced ACh release by 36 +/- 6%, PGE2 release by 23 +/- 8% and PGF2 alpha release by 29 +/- 10%. The inhibitor of vesicular acetylcholine storage, vesamicol (100 microM, n = 7), significantly reduced ACh release by 22 +/- 4%, PGE2 release by 46 +/- 13% and PGF2 alpha release by 32 +/- 9%. In the absence of physostigmine, ACh release was reduced by 89 +/- 2%, whe..

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