Journal article

Astrocyte mGlu(2/3)-mediated cAMP potentiation is calcium sensitive: studies in murine neuronal and astrocyte cultures

RX Moldrich, K Aprico, S Diwakarla, RD O'Shea, PM Beart

NEUROPHARMACOLOGY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

Signal transduction mechanisms of group II metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGlu(2/3)) remains a matter of some controversy, therefore we sought to gain new insights into its regulation by studying cAMP production in cultured neurons and astrocytes, and by examining inter-relationships of mGlu(2/3)-induced signalling with cellular calcium and various signalling cascades. mGlu(2/3) agonists 2R,4R-4-aminopyrrolidine-2,4-dicarboxylic acid (2R,4R-APDC) and (-)-2-oxa-4-aminobicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (LY379268) inhibited 10 microM forskolin-stimulated production of cAMP in murine cortical neurons, striatal neurons and forebrain astrocytes in the absence of extracellular Ca(2+). T..

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