Journal article

IDENTIFICATION OF A NOVEL NMDA RECEPTOR IN RAT CEREBELLUM

B EBERT, EHF WONG, P KROGSGAARDLARSEN

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY-MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY SECTION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1991

Abstract

Specific binding sites for the noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor antagonist, [3H]MK-801, were identified in synaptic membranes isolated from rat cerebellum. The density of these sites (0.61 pmol/mg protein), derived from linear Scatchard plots, was lower than those measured in a number of forebrain regions (0.81-2.96 pmol/mg protein). The Kd value for cerebellar [3H]MK-801 binding sites (37.7 nM) was markedly higher than those (1.53-1.82 nM) detected in rat forebrain regions. Experiments were carried out in the presence of 30 microM L-glutamic acid and 1 microM glycine, and after a 210 min incubation [3H]MK-801 binding was maximally stimulated. The pharmacology of these..

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