Journal article

PHENCYCLIDINE (PCP) RECEPTORS - AUTORADIOGRAPHIC LOCALIZATION IN BRAIN WITH THE SELECTIVE LIGAND,[H-3]TCP

AL GUNDLACH, BL LARGENT, SH SNYDER

BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1986

Abstract

Receptor binding sites for the phencyclidine (PCP) analogue, [3H]TCP, have been localized in the rat and guinea pig central nervous systems by in vitro autoradiography. Quantitation of [3H]TCP binding site densities in rat brain reveals highest levels in the forebrain, in particular the strata oriens and radiatum of the hippocampus, the molecular layer of the dentate gyrus and superficial layers of the cerebral cortex. Moderate levels of binding occur in the amygdala, thalamus, anterior olfactory nucleus, external plexiform layer of the olfactory bulb, olfactory tubercle, geniculate nuclei and deep layers of the cortex. Low levels of binding occur throughout most of the septum, diagonal band..

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