Journal article

EVIDENCE FOR 2 TYPES OF 5-HYDROXYTRYPTAMINE RECEPTOR ON SECRETOMOTOR NEURONS OF THE GUINEA-PIG ILEUM

R HENDRIKS, JC BORNSTEIN, JB FURNESS

NAUNYN-SCHMIEDEBERGS ARCHIVES OF PHARMACOLOGY | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1989

Abstract

Flat sheet preparations of the mucosa plus submucosa from the guinea-pig ileum were placed in Ussing chambers so that short circuit current (Isc), an index of electrolyte movement across the mucosa, could be measured. In these preparations, 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) increases Isc indirectly by stimulating both cholinergic and non-cholinergic secretomotor neurons. The 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, ICS 205-930 (10(-13)-10(-5 M), substantially depressed the secretory response due to 5-HT (10(-6) M), but not that produced by direct activation of muscarinic receptors on the mucosal epithelium with carbachol (10(-6) M), or by stimulation of secretomotor neurons with substance P (10(-8) M) or 1,1-dim..

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