Journal article

5-HT1A-RECEPTORS MEDIATE STIMULATION OF ADENYLATE-CYCLASE IN RAT HIPPOCAMPUS

R MARKSTEIN, D HOYER, G ENGEL

NAUNYN-SCHMIEDEBERGS ARCHIVES OF PHARMACOLOGY | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1986

Abstract

Serotonin (5-HT) stimulated adenylate cyclase activity in homogenates of rat hippocampus. This effect was pharmacologically characterised with a series of agonists and antagonists of various structural classes. These compounds where also tested in radioligand binding studies using selective ligands for the various subtypes of 5-HT1 and 5-HT2 receptors. 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B and 5-HT1C recognition sites were labelled with [3H]8-OH-DPAT([3H]8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)-tetralin) in pig cortex membranes, [125I]CYP([125I]iodocyanopindolol) in rat cortex and [3H]mesulergine in pig choroid plexus membranes, respectively. The rank order of potency of 13 agonists stimulating adenylate cyclase activity in..

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