Drugs that bind to and activate nicotinic cholinergic receptors (RECEPTORS, NICOTINIC). Nicotinic agonists act at postganglionic nicotinic receptors, at neuroeffector junctions in the peripheral nervous system, and at nicotinic receptors in the central nervous system. Agents that function as neuromuscular depolarizing blocking agents are included here because they activate nicotinic receptors, although they are used clinically to block nicotinic transmission.
A selective nicotinic cholinergic agonist used as a research tool. DMPP activates nicotinic receptors in autonomic ganglia but has little effect at the neuromuscular junction.
Compounds containing the PhCH= radical.
One of the two major classes of cholinergic receptors. Nicotinic receptors were originally distinguished by their preference for NICOTINE over MUSCARINE. They are generally divided into muscle-type and neuronal-type (previously ganglionic) based on pharmacology, and subunit composition of the receptors.
Drugs that bind to nicotinic cholinergic receptors (RECEPTORS, NICOTINIC) and block the actions of acetylcholine or cholinergic agonists. Nicotinic antagonists block synaptic transmission at autonomic ganglia, the skeletal neuromuscular junction, and at central nervous system nicotinic synapses.
Nicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.
A nicotinic antagonist that is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and crosses the blood-brain barrier. Mecamylamine has been used as a ganglionic blocker in treating hypertension, but, like most ganglionic blockers, is more often used now as a research tool.
A class of saturated compounds consisting of two rings only, having two or more atoms in common, containing at least one hetero atom, and that take the name of an open chain hydrocarbon containing the same total number of atoms. (From Riguady et al., Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, 1979, p31)
A member of the NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR subfamily of the LIGAND-GATED ION CHANNEL family. It consists entirely of pentameric a7 subunits expressed in the CNS, autonomic nervous system, vascular system, lymphocytes and spleen.
Dihydro analog of beta-erythroidine, which is isolated from the seeds and other plant parts of Erythrina sp. Leguminosae. It is an alkaloid with curarimimetic properties.
A C19 norditerpenoid alkaloid (DITERPENES) from the root of ACONITUM plants. It activates VOLTAGE-GATED SODIUM CHANNELS. It has been used to induce ARRHYTHMIAS in experimental animals and it has antiinflammatory and antineuralgic properties.
The dorsal portion or roof of the midbrain which is composed of two pairs of bumps, the INFERIOR COLLICULI and the SUPERIOR COLLICULI. These four colliculi are also called the quadrigeminal bodies (TECTUM MESENCEPHALI). They are centers for visual sensorimotor integration.
Compounds with a six membered aromatic ring containing NITROGEN. The saturated version is PIPERIDINES.
Agents that mimic neural transmission by stimulation of the nicotinic receptors on postganglionic autonomic neurons. Drugs that indirectly augment ganglionic transmission by increasing the release or slowing the breakdown of acetylcholine or by non-nicotinic effects on postganglionic neurons are not included here nor are the nonspecific cholinergic agonists.
Drugs that mimic the effects of parasympathetic nervous system activity. Included here are drugs that directly stimulate muscarinic receptors and drugs that potentiate cholinergic activity, usually by slowing the breakdown of acetylcholine (CHOLINESTERASE INHIBITORS). Drugs that stimulate both sympathetic and parasympathetic postganglionic neurons (GANGLIONIC STIMULANTS) are not included here.
Neurotoxic proteins from the venom of the banded or Formosan krait (Bungarus multicinctus, an elapid snake). alpha-Bungarotoxin blocks nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and has been used to isolate and study them; beta- and gamma-bungarotoxins act presynaptically causing acetylcholine release and depletion. Both alpha and beta forms have been characterized, the alpha being similar to the large, long or Type II neurotoxins from other elapid venoms.
A neurotransmitter found at neuromuscular junctions, autonomic ganglia, parasympathetic effector junctions, a subset of sympathetic effector junctions, and at many sites in the central nervous system.
A nicotinic antagonist used primarily as a ganglionic blocker in animal research. It has been used as an antihypertensive agent but has been supplanted by more specific drugs in most clinical applications.
Organic nitrogenous bases. Many alkaloids of medical importance occur in the animal and vegetable kingdoms, and some have been synthesized. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Any drug used for its actions on cholinergic systems. Included here are agonists and antagonists, drugs that affect the life cycle of ACETYLCHOLINE, and drugs that affect the survival of cholinergic neurons. The term cholinergic agents is sometimes still used in the narrower sense of MUSCARINIC AGONISTS, although most modern texts discourage that usage.
Drugs that bind to and activate muscarinic cholinergic receptors (RECEPTORS, MUSCARINIC). Muscarinic agonists are most commonly used when it is desirable to increase smooth muscle tone, especially in the GI tract, urinary bladder and the eye. They may also be used to reduce heart rate.
Drugs that bind to and activate cholinergic receptors.
A slowly hydrolyzed CHOLINERGIC AGONIST that acts at both MUSCARINIC RECEPTORS and NICOTINIC RECEPTORS.
A toxic alkaloid found in Amanita muscaria (fly fungus) and other fungi of the Inocybe species. It is the first parasympathomimetic substance ever studied and causes profound parasympathetic activation that may end in convulsions and death. The specific antidote is atropine.
A nicotinic cholinergic antagonist often referred to as the prototypical ganglionic blocker. It is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and does not cross the blood-brain barrier. It has been used for a variety of therapeutic purposes including hypertension but, like the other ganglionic blockers, it has been replaced by more specific drugs for most purposes, although it is widely used a research tool.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate MUSCARINIC RECEPTORS, thereby blocking the actions of endogenous ACETYLCHOLINE or exogenous agonists. Muscarinic antagonists have widespread effects including actions on the iris and ciliary muscle of the eye, the heart and blood vessels, secretions of the respiratory tract, GI system, and salivary glands, GI motility, urinary bladder tone, and the central nervous system.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
Ganglia of the sympathetic nervous system including the paravertebral and the prevertebral ganglia. Among these are the sympathetic chain ganglia, the superior, middle, and inferior cervical ganglia, and the aorticorenal, celiac, and stellate ganglia.
Drugs that bind to and activate dopamine receptors.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Pinched-off nerve endings and their contents of vesicles and cytoplasm together with the attached subsynaptic area of the membrane of the post-synaptic cell. They are largely artificial structures produced by fractionation after selective centrifugation of nervous tissue homogenates.
One of the two major classes of cholinergic receptors. Muscarinic receptors were originally defined by their preference for MUSCARINE over NICOTINE. There are several subtypes (usually M1, M2, M3....) that are characterized by their cellular actions, pharmacology, and molecular biology.
An electrophysiologic technique for studying cells, cell membranes, and occasionally isolated organelles. All patch-clamp methods rely on a very high-resistance seal between a micropipette and a membrane; the seal is usually attained by gentle suction. The four most common variants include on-cell patch, inside-out patch, outside-out patch, and whole-cell clamp. Patch-clamp methods are commonly used to voltage clamp, that is control the voltage across the membrane and measure current flow, but current-clamp methods, in which the current is controlled and the voltage is measured, are also used.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.
The most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
Endogenous compounds and drugs that bind to and activate GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptors (RECEPTORS, GABA).
A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.
The voltage differences across a membrane. For cellular membranes they are computed by subtracting the voltage measured outside the membrane from the voltage measured inside the membrane. They result from differences of inside versus outside concentration of potassium, sodium, chloride, and other ions across cells' or ORGANELLES membranes. For excitable cells, the resting membrane potentials range between -30 and -100 millivolts. Physical, chemical, or electrical stimuli can make a membrane potential more negative (hyperpolarization), or less negative (depolarization).
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
Compounds that bind to and stimulate PURINERGIC P1 RECEPTORS.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
Drugs that bind to and activate adrenergic receptors.
Compounds that bind to and activate ADRENERGIC ALPHA-2 RECEPTORS.
Endogenous compounds and drugs that specifically stimulate SEROTONIN 5-HT2 RECEPTORS. Included under this heading are agonists for one or more of the specific 5-HT2 receptor subtypes.
Endogenous compounds and drugs that specifically stimulate SEROTONIN 5-HT1 RECEPTORS. Included under this heading are agonists for one or more of the specific 5-HT1 receptor subtypes.
Drugs that bind to and activate histamine receptors. Although they have been suggested for a variety of clinical applications histamine agonists have so far been more widely used in research than therapeutically.
Compounds that bind to and stimulate PURINERGIC P2 RECEPTORS.
Drugs that selectively bind to and activate beta-adrenergic receptors.
Endogenous compounds and drugs that bind to and activate GABA-A RECEPTORS.
Compounds that bind to and stimulate ADENOSINE A1 RECEPTORS.
Drugs that selectively bind to and activate alpha adrenergic receptors.
Compounds that bind to and activate ADRENERGIC ALPHA-1 RECEPTORS.
Drugs that bind to and activate excitatory amino acid receptors.
Compounds that interact with and stimulate the activity of CANNABINOID RECEPTORS.
Compounds that bind to and activate ADRENERGIC BETA-3 RECEPTORS.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Mu opioid receptors bind, in decreasing order of affinity, endorphins, dynorphins, met-enkephalin, and leu-enkephalin. They have also been shown to be molecular receptors for morphine.
Drugs that selectively bind to and activate ADENOSINE A3 RECEPTORS.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Kappa opioid receptors bind dynorphins with a higher affinity than endorphins which are themselves preferred to enkephalins.
Quantitative determination of receptor (binding) proteins in body fluids or tissue using radioactively labeled binding reagents (e.g., antibodies, intracellular receptors, plasma binders).
Endogenous compounds and drugs that bind to and activate GABA-B RECEPTORS.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Delta opioid receptors bind endorphins and enkephalins with approximately equal affinity and have less affinity for dynorphins.
Endogenous compounds and drugs that specifically stimulate SEROTONIN 5-HT4 RECEPTORS.
A molecule that binds to another molecule, used especially to refer to a small molecule that binds specifically to a larger molecule, e.g., an antigen binding to an antibody, a hormone or neurotransmitter binding to a receptor, or a substrate or allosteric effector binding to an enzyme. Ligands are also molecules that donate or accept a pair of electrons to form a coordinate covalent bond with the central metal atom of a coordination complex. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A subfamily of G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTORS that bind the neurotransmitter DOPAMINE and modulate its effects. D2-class receptor genes contain INTRONS, and the receptors inhibit ADENYLYL CYCLASES.
An adenine nucleotide containing one phosphate group which is esterified to both the 3'- and 5'-positions of the sugar moiety. It is a second messenger and a key intracellular regulator, functioning as a mediator of activity for a number of hormones, including epinephrine, glucagon, and ACTH.
An enkephalin analog that selectively binds to the MU OPIOID RECEPTOR. It is used as a model for drug permeability experiments.
Isopropyl analog of EPINEPHRINE; beta-sympathomimetic that acts on the heart, bronchi, skeletal muscle, alimentary tract, etc. It is used mainly as bronchodilator and heart stimulant.
Compounds that bind to and activate PURINERGIC RECEPTORS.
A nucleoside that is composed of ADENINE and D-RIBOSE. Adenosine or adenosine derivatives play many important biological roles in addition to being components of DNA and RNA. Adenosine itself is a neurotransmitter.
Cell membrane proteins that bind opioids and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. The endogenous ligands for opioid receptors in mammals include three families of peptides, the enkephalins, endorphins, and dynorphins. The receptor classes include mu, delta, and kappa receptors. Sigma receptors bind several psychoactive substances, including certain opioids, but their endogenous ligands are not known.
Compounds that bind to and activate ADRENERGIC BETA-1 RECEPTORS.
A family of hexahydropyridines.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate serotonin receptors, thereby blocking the actions of serotonin or SEROTONIN RECEPTOR AGONISTS.

(S)-(-)-Cotinine, the major brain metabolite of nicotine, stimulates nicotinic receptors to evoke [3H]dopamine release from rat striatal slices in a calcium-dependent manner. (1/1634)

Cotinine, a major peripheral metabolite of nicotine, has recently been shown to be the most abundant metabolite in rat brain after peripheral nicotine administration. However, little attention has been focused on the contribution of cotinine to the pharmacological effects of nicotine exposure in either animals or humans. The present study determined the concentration-response relationship for (S)-(-)-cotinine-evoked 3H overflow from superfused rat striatal slices preloaded with [3H]dopamine ([3H]DA) and whether this response was mediated by nicotinic receptor stimulation. (S)-(-)-Cotinine (1 microM to 3 mM) evoked 3H overflow from [3H]DA-preloaded rat striatal slices in a concentration-dependent manner with an EC50 value of 30 microM, indicating a lower potency than either (S)-(-)-nicotine or the active nicotine metabolite, (S)-(-)-nornicotine. As reported for (S)-(-)-nicotine and (S)-(-)-nornicotine, desensitization to the effect of (S)-(-)-cotinine was observed. The classic nicotinic receptor antagonists mecamylamine and dihydro-beta-erythroidine inhibited the response to (S)-(-)-cotinine (1-100 microM). Additionally, 3H overflow evoked by (S)-(-)-cotinine (10-1000 microM) was inhibited by superfusion with a low calcium buffer. Interestingly, over the same concentration range, (S)-(-)-cotinine did not inhibit [3H]DA uptake into striatal synaptosomes. These results demonstrate that (S)-(-)-cotinine, a constituent of tobacco products and the major metabolite of nicotine, stimulates nicotinic receptors to evoke the release of DA in a calcium-dependent manner from superfused rat striatal slices. Thus, (S)-(-)-cotinine likely contributes to the neuropharmacological effects of nicotine and tobacco use.  (+info)

N-type voltage-dependent calcium channels mediate the nicotinic enhancement of GABA release in chick brain. (2/1634)

The role of voltage-dependent calcium channels (VDCCs) in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR)-mediated enhancement of spontaneous GABAergic inhibitory postsynaptic currents (IPSCs) was investigated in chick brain slices. Whole cell recordings of neurons in the lateral spiriform (SpL) and ventral lateral geniculate (LGNv) nuclei showed that cadmium chloride (CdCl2) blocked the carbachol-induced increase of spontaneous GABAergic IPSCs, indicating that VDCCs might be involved. To conclusively show a role for VDCCs, the presynaptic effect of carbachol on SpL and LGNv neurons was examined in the presence of selective blockers of VDCC subtypes. omega-Conotoxin GVIA, a selective antagonist of N-type channels, significantly reduced the nAChR-mediated enhancement of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) release in the SpL by 78% compared with control responses. Nifedipine, an L-type channel blocker, and omega-Agatoxin-TK, a P/Q-type channel blocker, did not inhibit the enhancement of GABAergic IPSCs. In the LGNv, omega-Conotoxin GVIA also significantly reduced the nAChR-mediated enhancement of GABA release by 71% from control values. Although omega-Agatoxin-TK did not block the nicotinic enhancement, L-type channel blockers showed complex effects on the nAChR-mediated enhancement. These results indicate that the nAChR-mediated enhancement of spontaneous GABAergic IPSCs requires activation of N-type channels in both the SpL and LGNv.  (+info)

Light-induced calcium influx into retinal axons is regulated by presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activity in vivo. (3/1634)

Visual activity is thought to be a critical factor in controlling the development of central retinal projections. Neuronal activity increases cytosolic calcium, which was hypothesized to regulate process outgrowth in neurons. We performed an in vivo imaging study in the retinotectal system of albino Xenopus laevis tadpoles with the fluorescent calcium indicator calcium green 1 dextran (CaGD) to test the role of calcium in regulating axon arbor development. We find that visual stimulus to the retina increased CaGD fluorescence intensity in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axon arbors within the optic tectum and that branch additions to retinotectal axon arbors correlated with a local rise in calcium in the parent branch. We find three types of responses to visual stimulus, which roughly correlate with the ON, OFF, and SUSTAINED response types of RGC reported by physiological criteria. Imaging in bandscan mode indicated that patterns of calcium transients were nonuniform throughout the axons. We tested whether the increase in calcium in the retinotectal axons required synaptic activity in the retina; intraocular application of tetrodotoxin (10 microM) or nifedipine (1 and 10 microM) blocked the stimulus-induced increase in RGC axonal fluorescence. A second series of pharmacological investigations was designed to determine the mechanism of the calcium elevation in the axon terminals within the optic tectum. Injection of bis-(o-aminophenoxy)-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid-AM (BAPTA-AM) (20 mM) into the tectal ventricle reduced axonal calcium levels, supporting the idea that visual stimulation increases axonal calcium. Injection of BAPTA (20 mM) into the tectal ventricle to chelate extracellular calcium also attenuated the calcium response to visual stimulation, indicating that calcium enters the axon from the extracellular medium. Caffeine (10 mM) caused a large increase in axonal calcium, indicating that intracellular stores contribute to the calcium signal. Presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) may play a role in axon arbor development and the formation of the topographic retinotectal projection. Injection of nicotine (10 microM) into the tectal ventricle significantly elevated RGC axonal calcium levels, whereas application of the nAChR antagonist alphaBTX (100 nM) reduced the stimulus-evoked rise in RGC calcium fluorescence. These data suggest that light stimulus to the retina increases calcium in the axon terminal arbors through a mechanism that includes influx through nAChRs and amplification by calcium-induced calcium release from intracellular calcium stores. Such a mechanism may contribute to developmental plasticity of the retinotectal system by influencing both axon arbor elaboration and the strength of synaptic transmission.  (+info)

Prenatal nicotine increases pulmonary alpha7 nicotinic receptor expression and alters fetal lung development in monkeys. (4/1634)

It is well established that maternal smoking during pregnancy is a leading preventable cause of low birth weight and prematurity. Less appreciated is that maternal smoking during pregnancy is also associated with alterations in pulmonary function at birth and greater incidence of respiratory illnesses after birth. To determine if this is the direct result of nicotine interacting with nicotinic cholinergic receptors (nAChRs) during lung development, rhesus monkeys were treated with 1 mg/kg/day of nicotine from days 26 to 134 of pregnancy. Nicotine administration caused lung hypoplasia and reduced surface complexity of developing alveoli. Immunohistochemistry and in situ alpha-bungarotoxin (alphaBGT) binding showed that alpha7 nAChRs are present in the developing lung in airway epithelial cells, cells surrounding large airways and blood vessels, alveolar type II cells, free alveolar macrophages, and pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNEC). As detected both by immunohistochemistry and by alphaBGT binding, nicotine administration markedly increased alpha7 receptor subunit expression and binding in the fetal lung. Correlating with areas of increased alpha7 expression, collagen expression surrounding large airways and vessels was significantly increased. Nicotine also significantly increased numbers of type II cells and neuroendocrine cells in neuroepithelial bodies. These findings demonstrate that nicotine can alter fetal monkey lung development by crossing the placenta to interact directly with nicotinic receptors on non-neuronal cells in the developing lung, and that similar effects likely occur in human infants whose mothers smoke during pregnancy.  (+info)

Local alpha-bungarotoxin-sensitive nicotinic receptors modulate hippocampal norepinephrine release by systemic nicotine. (5/1634)

Previous studies have shown that nicotinic receptors (NAChRs) accessible from the cerebral aqueduct of the brainstem mediate the hippocampal norepinephrine (NE) release induced by i.v. nicotine. The present study was designed to investigate the role of hippocampal NAChRs in this process. Nicotinic antagonists were microinjected or microdialyzed into the hippocampus (HP) before administering nicotine (0.09 mg/kg over 60 s, i.v.) to freely moving rats. alpha-Bungarotoxin (0.3 nmol by microinjection) blocked nicotine-induced hippocampal NE release by 47% (p <.05) and abolished the effect of 0.065 mg/kg nicotine. Methyllycaconitine (1.4-5.6 mM in the dialysate) inhibited the stimulatory effect of nicotine 0.09 mg/kg by 48 to 75% (p <.05). In contrast, mecamylamine (2.9-5.8 mM) and dihydro-beta-erythroidine (7-14 mM) were completely ineffective. The role of hippocampal NAChRs was demonstrated further by selectively desensitizing these receptors before the systemic infusion of nicotine. To do so, the HP was pretreated with nicotine (0.1 mM) delivered through the microdialysis probe; this concentration was calculated to yield tissue concentrations similar to those produced by the systemic infusions of nicotine. Dialyzing this concentration of nicotine into the HP inhibited the NE response to i.v. nicotine by 34% (p <.05), and 1.0 mM nicotine reduced the response by 40%. These studies indicate that alpha-bungarotoxin-sensitive hippocampal NAChRs, probably containing alpha7 subunits, modulate hippocampal NE release because of systemic nicotine.  (+info)

Choline and selective antagonists identify two subtypes of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors that modulate GABA release from CA1 interneurons in rat hippocampal slices. (6/1634)

Neuronal nicotinic receptors (nAChR) are known to control transmitter release in the CNS. Thus, this study was aimed at exploring the diversity and localization of nAChRs present in CA1 interneurons in rat hippocampal slices. The use of a U-tube as the agonist delivery system was critical for the reliable detection of nicotinic responses induced by brief exposure of the neurons to ACh or to the alpha7 nAChR-selective agonist choline. The present study demonstrated that CA1 interneurons, in addition to expressing functional alpha7 nAChRs, also express functional alpha4beta2-like nAChRs and that activation of both receptors facilitates an action potential-dependent release of GABA. Depending on the experimental condition, one of the following nicotinic responses was recorded from the interneurons by means of the patch-clamp technique: a nicotinic whole-cell current, depolarization accompanied by action potentials, or GABA-mediated postsynaptic currents (PSCs). Responses mediated by alpha7 nAChRs were short-lasting, whereas those mediated by alpha4beta2 nAChRs were long-lasting. Thus, phasic or tonic inhibition of CA1 interneurons may be achieved by selective activation of alpha7 or alpha4beta2 nAChRs, respectively. It can also be suggested that synaptic levels of choline generated by hydrolysis of ACh in vivo may be sufficient to control the activity of the alpha7 nAChRs. The finding that methyllycaconitine and dihydro-beta-erythroidine (antagonists of alpha7 and alpha4beta2 nAChRs, respectively) increased the frequency and amplitude of GABAergic PSCs suggests that there is an intrinsic cholinergic activity that sustains a basal level of nAChR activity in these interneurons.  (+info)

Resistance to levamisole resolved at the single-channel level. (7/1634)

Levamisole is commonly used to treat nematode parasite infections but therapy is limited by resistance. The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanism of resistance to this selective nicotinic drug. Levamisole receptor channel currents in muscle patches from levamisole-sensitive and levamisole-resistant isolates of the parasitic nematode Oesophagostomum dentatum were compared. The number of channels present in patches of sensitive and resistant isolates was similar at 10 microM levamisole, but at 30 microM and 100 microM the resistant isolate contained fewer active patches, suggesting desensitization. Mean Po and open times were reduced in resistant isolates. The distribution of conductances of channels in the sensitive isolate revealed a heterogeneous receptor population and the presence of G25, G35, G40, and G45 subtypes. A G35 subtype was missing in the resistant isolate. Resistance to levamisole was produced by changes in the averaged properties of the levamisole receptor population, with some receptors from sensitive and resistant isolates having indistinguishable characteristics.  (+info)

Somatic and prejunctional nicotinic receptors in cultured rat sympathetic neurones show different agonist profiles. (8/1634)

1. The release of [3H]-noradrenaline ([3H]-NA) in response to nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonists was compared with agonist-induced currents in cultured rat superior cervical ganglion (SCG) neurones. 2. [3H]-NA release in response to high concentrations of nicotinic agonists was reduced, but not fully inhibited, by the presence of either tetrodotoxin (TTX) or Cd2+ to block voltage-gated Na+ or Ca2+ channels, respectively. We used the component of transmitter release that remained in the presence of these substances (named TTX- or Cd2+-insensitive release) to pharmacologically characterize nAChRs in proximity to the sites of vesicular exocytosis (prejunctional receptors). Prejunctional nAChRs were activated by nicotinic agonists with a rank order of potency of dimethylphenylpiperazinium iodide (DMPP) > nicotine > cytisine > ACh, and with EC50 values ranging from 22 microM (DMPP) to 110 microM (ACh). 3. [3H]-NA release in response to low concentrations of nAChR agonists was fully inhibited by the presence of either TTX or Cd2+ (named TTX- or Cd2+-sensitive release). TTX-sensitive release was triggered by nicotinic agonists with a rank order of potency of DMPP > cytisine approximately nicotine approximately ACh, which due to its similarity to TTX-insensitive release indicates that it might also be triggered by prejunctional-type nAChRs. The EC50 values for TTX (Cd2+)-sensitive release were less than 10 microM for all four agonists. 4. By contrast to transmitter release, somatic nAChRs as seen by patch clamp recordings were most potently activated by cytisine, with a rank order of potency of cytisine > nicotine approximately DMPP > ACh. EC50 values for the induction of currents exceeded 20 microM for all four agonists. 5. The nicotinic antagonist mecamylamine potently inhibited all transmitter release in response to nicotine. alpha-Bungarotoxin (alpha-BuTX) was, on the other hand, without significant effect on nicotine-induced TTX-insensitive release. The competitive antagonist dihydro-beta-erythroidine (DHbetaE) caused rightward shifts of the dose-response curves for both TTX-sensitive and TTX-insensitive transmitter release as well as for currents in response to nicotine, with pA2 values ranging from 4.03 to 4.58. 6. Due to clear differences in the pharmacology of agonists we propose that nAChRs of distinct subunit composition are differentially targeted to somatic or axonal domains.  (+info)

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TY - JOUR. T1 - Nicotine effects on alertness and spatial attention in non-smokers. AU - Griesar, William S.. AU - Zajdel, Daniel P.. AU - Oken, Barry S.. PY - 2002/7/4. Y1 - 2002/7/4. N2 - Nicotine reportedly improves covert orienting of spatial attention, but enhanced alertness may also play a role. The present study explored nicotine effects on measures of spatial attention and alertness in non-smokers. Nicotine was delivered to 17 non-smokers (data from 12 subjects were analyzed) by a 7-mg transdermal patch (one patch in a low-nicotine condition; two patches in a high-nicotine condition). We examined nicotines effects on spatial attention using a covert orienting task with central, predictive cue stimuli. Nicotine effects on alertness were examined with EEG and subjective questionnaires. Blood was drawn and serum levels of nicotine are reported. Nicotine decreased overall reaction times in the covert orienting task. There was no change in the validity effect, the reaction time difference ...
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Gestational exposure to environmental toxins such as nicotine may result in detectable gene expression changes in later life. To investigate the direct toxic effects of prenatal nicotine exposure on later brain development, we have used transcriptomic analysis of striatal samples to identify gene expression differences between adolescent Lister Hooded rats exposed to nicotine in utero and controls. Using an additional group of animals matched for the reduced food intake experienced in the nicotine group, we were also able to assess the impact of imposed food-restriction on gene expression profiles. We found little evidence for a role of gestational nicotine exposure on altered gene expression in the striatum of adolescent offspring at a significance level of p|0.01 and |log2 fold change |0.5|, although we cannot exclude the possibility of nicotine-induced changes in other brain regions, or at other time points. We did, however, find marked gene expression differences in response to imposed food
Gestational exposure to environmental toxins such as nicotine may result in detectable gene expression changes in later life. To investigate the direct toxic effects of prenatal nicotine exposure on later brain development, we have used transcriptomic analysis of striatal samples to identify gene expression differences between adolescent Lister Hooded rats exposed to nicotine in utero and controls. Using an additional group of animals matched for the reduced food intake experienced in the nicotine group, we were also able to assess the impact of imposed food-restriction on gene expression profiles. We found little evidence for a role of gestational nicotine exposure on altered gene expression in the striatum of adolescent offspring at a significance level of p,0.01 and ,log2 fold change ,0.5,, although we cannot exclude the possibility of nicotine-induced changes in other brain regions, or at other time points. We did, however, find marked gene expression differences in response to imposed ...
Nicotine. Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants. It acts as a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist. It is made in the roots and accumulates in the leaves of the plants. It constitutes approximately 0.6-3.0% of the dry weight of tobacco and is present in the range of 2-7 µg/kg of various edible plants. It functions as an antiherbivore chemical; therefore, nicotine was widely used as an insecticide in the past and nicotine analogs such as imidacloprid are currently widely used. In smaller doses, the substance acts as a stimulant in mammals, while high amounts can be fatal. This stimulant effect is likely a major contributing factor to the dependence-forming properties of tobacco smoking. According to the American Heart Association, nicotine addiction has historically been one of the hardest addictions to break, while the pharmacological and behavioral characteristics that determine tobacco addiction are similar to those determining ...
Short-term adolescent nicotine exposure in rats elicits immediate and delayed deficits in T-lymphocyte function: Critical periods, patterns of exposure, dose thresholds
These data suggest a differential effect of smoking status on the neural substrates of reward in distinct dopaminergic pathway regions, which may be partially attributable to chronic nicotine exposure. The failure of transdermal nicotine to alter reward-related functional processes, either within sm …
This suggestion is experimental, high-risk, and certainly not for everyone. If youre nursing or pregnant, or your brain is still developing, I would avoid nicotine like the plague.. But nicotine is one of the most robust nootropics. It also stacks remarkably well with modafinil. Thats why both drugs are at the top of my list of the best nootropics (http://www.brainprotips.com/best-nootropics-2016).. Heres what one researcher has to say about nicotine:. To my knowledge, nicotine is the most reliable cognitive enhancer that we currently have, bizarrely, said Jennifer Rusted, professor of experimental psychology at Sussex University in Britain when we spoke. The cognitive-enhancing effects of nicotine in a normal population are more robust than you get with any other agent. With Provigil, for instance, the evidence for cognitive benefits is nowhere near as strong as it is for nicotine.. Why does nicotine work so well? Its a potent nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist. Nicotinic ...
Investigators honed in on a specific lipid transmitter, the endogenous cannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), and found that inhibition of its enzymatic biosynthesis by diacylglycerol lipase (DAGL) restores the gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) functionality compromised by chronic nicotine exposure.
Schneider, JS (2003). „The Subtype-Selective Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist SIB-1553A Improves Both Attention and Memory Components of a Spatial Working Memory Task in Chronic Low Dose 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-Treated Monkeys. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 306 (1): 401-6. PMID 12721323. doi:10.1124/jpet.103.051912 ...
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Nicotine salt refers to the type of nicotine that is present in tobacco leaves. The normal liquid nicotine that is found in most e-juices is a pure variant, without any extra additives. Nicotine salt, by contrast, contains the nicotine plus other organic compounds that are present in the tobacco plant.. The pure nicotine that is used in most e-juices is also known as freebase nicotine. It is highly volatile which makes it excellent for vaping since it isnt bonded to any other chemicals.. So why are companies beginning to use nicotine salt in their e-juices?. Even though freebase nicotine is generally considered easier to vape, some companies have found that by adding benzoic acid to their nicotine salts that they can get nicotine levels comparable to freebase nicotine with the added benefits of nicotine salts.. What are those benefits?. ...
Dr IM Joubert Alcohol and nicotine are widely abused substances and are often used together One study showed that 15% of patients visiting a primary care practice for any reason had either an at-risk pattern
The present study was carried out to verify if DMPP, a nAChR agonist, could have a protective effect on the development of airway inflammation and responsiveness in a murine model of asthma, and to evaluate possible mechanisms of action. The results support the hypothesis that these agonists have a protective effect on airway inflammation and responsiveness and that this effect may be related to antigen sensitisation and calcium metabolism. Taken together, these results confirm other published data by the current authors and others 8, 9, 10, 21.. It is important to separate the specific anti-inflammatory effects of nicotinic agonists, such as nicotine, from the overall immunosuppressive effect of smoking. The present authors do not wish to suggest that cigarette smoking could be beneficial for asthmatic patients. However, there is evidence in the literature that the use of nicotinic agonists could be efficient in treating some inflammatory diseases 8, 9, 10. As nicotine crosses the blood-brain ...
1. Subcutaneous injections of nicotine lower the voluntary activity of the albino rat.. 2. Cessation of the nicotine injections causes an immediate increase in the voluntary activity.. 3. Chronic nicotinization does not affect the oestrus cycle as manifested by the voluntary activity.. 4. Nicotinization does not appreciably affect the weight curve in the albino rats.. 5. Chronic nicotinization decreases the fat content and increases the moisture content in rats. The ash and nitrogen contents are unaffected.. 6. Nicotine injections do not affect the ash and nitrogen content.. 7. On the dry basis the nicotinized rats also showed less fat.. ...
Could eating peppers prevent Parkinsons? Dietary nicotine may hold protective key New research reveals that Solanaceae-a flowering plant family with some
An α7 Nicotinic Agonist and Cognitive Performance. Robert S. Bitner, William H. Bunnelle, David J. Anderson, Clark A. Briggs, Jerry Buccafusco, Peter Curzon, Michael W. Decker, Jennifer M. Frost, Jens Halvard Gronlien, Earl Gubbins, Jinhe Li, John Malysz, Stella Markosyan, Kennan Marsh, Michael D. Meyer, Arthur L. Nikkel, Richard J. Radek, Holly M. Robb, Daniel Timmermann, James P. Sullivan, and Murali Gopalakrishnan. (see pages 10578-10587). Enhancing cognitive function through better chemistry is not a new idea but is still a topic of considerable import. This week, Bitner et al. explored the potential benefits and mechanism of action of an α7 nicotinic receptor agonist that goes by the name of A-582941, or 2-methyl-2-5-(6-phenyl-pyradazin-3-yl)-octahydro-pyrrolo[3.4-c]pyrrole, for those of you who actually enjoyed organic chemistry. This compound has improved CNS penetration compared with earlier α7 agonists; thus, the authors tested it in a battery of neurochemical and behavior assays. ...
25.04.2013 Smoking continue to be one of the biggest public health problems. Nicotine work via nicotinic receptors in brain.B2 subunit of this receptor is considered crucial to nicotines effects. If we can induce the body to produce anti nicotine antibody that binds to nicotine that would then reduce the amount of nicotine reaching brain. (…
Nicotine salt (nic salt) include an equal amount of nicotine and in a natural state as that found in a tobacco leaf. If this nicotine is added to the vape liquid, it has to be vape at very high temperatures for it to be effective. And even with very temperatures, the nicotine will not be effectively absorbed. For it to be effective, a little modification has to be made. Moreover, the freebase nicotine has very pH that increases alkalinity that results in harsher throat-hit, causing you to vape a smaller amount than you need.. Nic salt neutralizes this effect as it lowers the PH level of nicotine and reduces alkalinity resulting in a smoother vaping experience. It also makes it possible to vape effectively at a much lower temperature as in the cheap vape pens and those cigs-like with a high concentration of nicotine. Generally, mixing vape juices with nicotine salts makes the salts less potent while providing high experience and satisfaction.. ...
Natural News) What if you took a break from nicotine and that break lasted forever? Theres really just one major reason you cant right now, and thats because nicotine is immediate relief from the horrible feelings that creep in when the nicotine from your last drag wears off. When was that, 20 minutes ago, 30 minutes ago or an hour? If you smoke 2 packs a day, thats every twenty minutes or less. A pack-a-day smoker lights a new cancer stick about every half-hour, and half-a-pack-a-day equates to a smoke every hour. As for vape addicts, well, they seem to never stop. Maybe because the nicotine doses are lower than most commercial cigarettes, and so its all about repetition and frequency rather than extreme dosage.. Either way, the nicotine hangover is brutal, and every user needs a break sometimes. The question is, can that break be extended indefinitely, to the point where the physical, mental and habitual addiction just melts away, for good? Are you a user, or someone you know? One in ...
The present study demonstrates that the main pharmacological action of sazetidine-A at α4β2 nAChRs is different from that of other known nicotinic ligands; in fact, it may represent a new type of drug action at these receptors. Two lines of evidence lead to this conclusion. First, sazetidine-A has very high affinity (Ki value less than 1 nM) for α4β2 nAChRs in equilibrium binding assays, in which it presumably interacts with the desensitized form of the receptors (Fig. 2, Table 1); despite its high affinity for the desensitized receptor, however, sazetidine-A does not activate the channel function of the receptors in their resting state when it is applied alone (Fig. 3), and it does not potentiate or block channel function when it is applied simultaneously with nicotine (Fig. 4). Thus, it is neither an agonist nor a classic competitive antagonist. Second, it does, however, potently block α4β2 nAChR function when it is preincubated for 10 min with the cells expressing these receptors; in ...
nAChRs are pentameric complexes made up of combinations of a number of different nAChR subunits, which can be classified as α subunits, containing two cysteine residues at positions analogous to Cys192 and Cys193, and non-alpha subunits (structural subunits), which can be defined as β subunits when they are expressed in the vertebrate nervous system. There are nine α subunits (α2-α10) and three β subunits (β2, β3, and β4) in the CNS. Nicotinic receptors are assembled as combinations of α (2-6) and and β (2-4) subunits.. ...
ugh the mucous membrane into the blood.The blood carries it to all organs that are beginning to suffer and premature aging.. scientists through research found that 50-70 milligrams of nicotine to humans are a lethal dose.How many times and is contained in a pack of cigarettes.But the question arises: why do some smokers smoked two or more packs of cigarettes, and thus nothing happens to them?Man saves that most of the nicotine is neutralized formaldehyde contained in tobacco smoke.And over time, the person develops immunity to the poison.. But at the beginning of friendship with cigarettes in human cases of poisoning by nicotine.For starters, smokers are poisoning are sometimes forced to give up cigarettes.Others are using good friends continue to smoke and poison your body with nicotine poison.These comrades in the case of poisoning sealed off the affected water and promises assure that all this stuff - and soon the condition will improve.. In acute nicotine poisoning in humans severely ...
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Once a person starts using tobacco products, they have a hard time quitting. This is because of the addictive chemical nicotine, a stimulant found in tobacco and some vaping products.. To put it simply, when you take your first drag of a cigarette or nicotine product, within 10 seconds the nicotine will enter your brain and trigger happy, euphoric feelings. BUT when that nicotine wears off, so does that happy feeling or buzz. The more a person uses, the more nicotine is needed to sustain the buzz which results in using more frequently.. ...
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... (DMXBA) is a derivative of the natural product anabaseine that acts as a partial agonist at neural nicotinic ... Martin LF, Kem WR, Freedman R (June 2004). "Alpha-7 nicotinic receptor agonists: potential new candidates for the treatment of ... Olincy A, Stevens KE (October 2007). "Treating schizophrenia symptoms with an alpha7 nicotinic agonist, from mice to men". ... Simosky JK, Stevens KE, Freedman R (April 2002). "Nicotinic agonists and psychosis". Current Drug Targets. CNS and Neurological ...
It is a nicotinic agonist, meaning it binds to nicotinic receptors in the body and mimics the effects of the neurotransmitter ... as they would block nAChR to prevent the acetylcholine agonist from binding to the acetylcholine receptors. Nicotinic agonists ... 336-337). Phantasmidine is a nicotinic agonist that acts at acetylcholine receptors. It mimics the effects of acetylcholine on ... 24 October 2013). "Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists". United States Patent Application Publication. 1 (12/583, 420): 1 ...
... is a chemical compound which acts as a partial agonist at neural nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, binding to both ... Epiboxidine is around one-tenth as potent as epibatidine as an α4β2 agonist, but has around the same potency as an α3β4 agonist ... further potent agonists for nicotinic receptors". Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. 12 (1): 179-90. doi:10.1016/j.bmc.2003.10. ... Badio B, Garraffo HM, Plummer CV, Padgett WL, Daly JW (February 1997). "Synthesis and nicotinic activity of epiboxidine: an ...
"Nicotinic acid receptor agonists differentially activate downstream effectors". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 282 (25): ... GPR109A and its agonists are known to exert anti-inflammatory actions in the skin, gut and retina. Zhang Y, Schmidt RJ, ... Full agonists of HCA2 include: D-β-Hydroxybutyric acid and β-hydroxybutyrate Butyric acid and butyrate Niacin (also known as ... HCA2 is a high-affinity Gi/Go-coupled G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) for nicotinic acid (niacin), and is a member of the ...
Examples include the nicotinic agonists, suxamethonium and decamethonium. Zuckerman, Marvin (1991-05-31). Psychobiology of ...
... acts as a receptor agonist at most nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), except at two nicotinic receptor ... Nicotine acts as a receptor agonist at most nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), except at two nicotinic receptor ... Both drugs are agonists are nicotinic cholinergic receptors ... Kishioka S, Kiguchi N, Kobayashi Y, Saika F (2014). "Nicotine ... Nicotine activates nicotinic receptors (particularly α4β2 nicotinic receptors) on neurons that innervate the ventral tegmental ...
... influences nicotinic ACh-receptor agonist-induced norepinephrine release. Upon activation of muscarinic ACh ... Acetylcholine (ACh) plays a key role in activation of nicotinic and muscarinic ACh-receptors. ...
ISBN 978-0-85404-559-4. Jeschke, Peter; Nauen, Ralf; Beck, Michael Edmund (2013). "Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists: A ... It had first been isolated in 1934 from the marine annelid Lumbriconereis heteropoda and acts by blocking the nicotinic ... "Cartap Hydrolysis Relative to Its Action at the Insect Nicotinic Channel". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 52 (1): ... studies using synapses from the cockroach Periplaneta americana showed that it acts by blocking the nicotinic acetylcholine ...
... , a potent analgetic and nicotinic agonist, Molecular Pharmacology 1994; 45: 563-569 Sihver, Acta (2002). " ... Pharmacological Properties of a Novel Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist and Analgesic Agent". CNS Drug Reviews. 2 (1): ... Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are found in the post-synaptic membranes of nerve cells. They propagate neurotransmission in ... The paralytic property of epibatidine takes place after its binding to muscle-type nicotinic receptors. Low doses of ...
conducted clinical trials of an agonist-antagonist combination treatment, using nicotine (agonist) and mecamylamine (nicotinic ... Pfizer pharmaceuticals cited this work as helping to inspire the development of the partial nicotinic agonist varenicline, ... May 2005). "Varenicline: an alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptor partial agonist for smoking cessation". J. Med. Chem. 48 (10): 3474- ... Rose, JE; Levin, ED (1992). "Concurrent agonist-antagonist administration for the analysis and treatment of drug dependence". ...
... is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist. In high doses, it produces a depolarizing block of nerve transmission ... 2006). "Relative toxicities and neuromuscular nicotinic receptor agonistic potencies of anabasine enantiomers and anabaseine". ... a class of potent nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-ligands". The Journal of Organic Chemistry. 73 (9): 3497-507. doi:10.1021/ ...
It acts as a partial agonist at neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, binding to both the α3β4 and the α4β2 subtypes. ... Lynch JJ, Wade CL, Mikusa JP, Decker MW, Honore P (February 2005). "ABT-594 (a nicotinic acetylcholine agonist): anti-allodynia ... Joshi SK, Mikusa JP, Weaver B, Honore P (February 2008). "Morphine and ABT-594 (a nicotinic acetylcholine agonist) exert ... Decker MW, Meyer MD, Sullivan JP (October 2001). "The therapeutic potential of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists for ...
Muscarinic agonists activate muscarinic receptors while nicotinic agonists activate nicotine receptors. Both are direct-acting ... Muscarinic agonists are used as drugs in treating glaucoma, postoperative ileus, congenital megacolon, urinary retention and ... Inocybe and Clitocybe contain muscarine concentrations up to 1.6%. Muscarine is a nonselective agonist of the muscarinic ... These receptors were named after muscarine, to differentiate them from the other acetylcholine receptors (nicotinic receptors ...
... is a derivative of the toxic alkaloid cytisine that acts as a highly potent agonist at neural nicotinic ... April 2006). "C3-halogenation of cytisine generates potent and efficacious nicotinic receptor agonists". European Journal of ... 3-Bromocytisine is a full agonist at the α7 subtype while it is only a partial agonist at α4β2, but has an extremely strong ... "Increase in locomotor activity after acute administration of the nicotinic receptor agonist 3-bromocytisine in rats". European ...
Also, many nemerteans produce toxins of which some are nicotinic agonists. Some of these toxins, originally found in a ...
Decker, M.; Meyer, M.; Sullivan, J. (2001). "The therapeutic potential of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists for pain ... Meyer, Michael D. (2006). "Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors as a target for the treatment of neuropathic pain". Drug ... This target-site insensitivity to the potent toxin epibatidine on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors provides a toxin resistance ...
The main toxin in the plant is cytisine, a nicotinic receptor agonist. It is used as a food plant by the larvae of some ...
Altinicline is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist that has shown potential in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, ... 3.0.CO;2-G. Parkinson Study, Group (14 February 2006). "Randomized placebo-controlled study of the nicotinic agonist SIB-1508Y ... a nicotinic receptor agonist. The alkynylation reaction of aryl halides using aromatic acetylenes was reported in 1975 in three ... "A Practical and Efficient Synthesis of the Selective Neuronal Acetylcholine-Gated Ion Channel Agonist (S)-(−)-5-Ethynyl-3-(1- ...
Martin LF, Kem WR, Freedman R (Jun 2004). "Alpha-7 nicotinic receptor agonists: potential new candidates for the treatment of ... Another area of research is the role of nicotinic receptors in schizophrenia and smoking. Studies show increased numbers of ... However, others argue that the increase in nicotinic receptors is a result of persistent heavy smoking, rather than ... Experimental drugs that agonize the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors targeted by nicotine such as GTS-21 have been ...
... (SIB-1508Y, SIB-1765F) is a drug which acts as an agonist at neural nicotinic acetylcholine receptors with high ... The Parkinson Study Group (February 2006). "Randomized placebo-controlled study of the nicotinic agonist SIB-1508Y in Parkinson ... a novel nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist". Brain Research. 1234: 16-24. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2008.07.063. PMID ... agonist". Pharmaceutica Acta Helvetiae. 74 (2-3): 125-30. doi:10.1016/S0031-6865(99)00024-2. PMID 10812948. Wagner FF, Comins ...
... is a drug that acts as a potent and selective full agonist for the α7 subtype of neural nicotinic acetylcholine ... Levin, E. D.; Bettegowda, C.; Blosser, J.; Gordon, J. (1999). "AR-R 17779, an α7 nicotinic agonist, improves learning and ... is a highly selective full agonist at the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 43 (22): 4045- ... A conformationally restricted analogue of acetylcholine that is a potent and selective α7 nicotinic receptor agonist". The ...
Subsequently it was found to possess activity as an agonist at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors during the course of work that ... an alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptor partial agonist for smoking cessation". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 48 (10): 3474-7. doi: ...
SSR180711 is a drug that acts as a potent and selective partial agonist for the α7 subtype of neural nicotinic acetylcholine ... January 2007). "SSR180711, a novel selective alpha7 nicotinic receptor partial agonist: (II) efficacy in experimental models ... January 2007). "SSR180711, a novel selective alpha7 nicotinic receptor partial agonist: (1) binding and functional profile". ... "Pro-cognitive and antipsychotic efficacy of the alpha7 nicotinic partial agonist SSR180711 in pharmacological and ...
... (MBF) is an extremely potent nicotinic agonist. It has powerful ganglion stimulating effects. It ...
Spivak CE, Waters JA, Aronstam RS (1 July 1989). "Binding of semirigid nicotinic agonists to nicotinic and muscarinic receptors ... Binding to the nicotinic receptor Shorter molecules like acetylcholine need two molecules to activate the receptor, one at each ... Fig.3 A simple illustration of how vecuronium binds to the nicotinic receptor. Its D-ring binds to the receptor at two points ... Fig.2 A simple illustration of how decamethonium binds to the nicotinic receptor. The onium heads bind to two separate subunits ...
... is a drug that acts as a potent and selective agonist for the α7 subtype of neural nicotinic acetylcholine ... and in vivo activity of azabicyclic aryl amides as alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists". Bioorg. Med. Chem. 14 (24 ... "Alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists selectively activate limbic regions of the rat forebrain: an effect similar ... "The selective alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist PNU-282987 N-(3R)-1-Azabicyclo2.2.2oct-3-yl-4-chlorobenzamide ...
Wilens TE, Decker MW (October 2007). "Neuronal nicotinic receptor agonists for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity ... "Efficacy and safety of the novel α4β2 neuronal nicotinic receptor partial agonist ABT-089 in adults with attention-deficit/ ... pharmacological properties of a neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist for the potential treatment of cognitive ... New nicotinic cholinergic medications in development for ADHD are pozanicline,[non-primary source needed] ABT-418,[non-primary ...
Palani, Anandan (November 2011). "Discovery of SCH 900271, a Potent Nicotinic Acid Receptor Agonist for the Treatment of ... SCH 900271 is a nicotinic acid derivative designed to treat dyslipidemia. It reduced plasma free fatty acids levels, but ...
"Design and Synthesis of Isoxazole Containing Bioisosteres of Epibatidine as Potent Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists". ... a phenyl group was too sterically encumbered to be tolerated in the case of the nicotinic receptors. Unlocked Central posts for ...
Wilens TE, Verlinden MH, Adler LA, Wozniak PJ, West SA (June 2006). "ABT-089, a neuronal nicotinic receptor partial agonist, ... Prendergast MA, Jackson WJ, Terry AV, Decker MW, Arneric SP, Buccafusco JJ (March 1998). "Central nicotinic receptor agonists ... Wilens TE, Decker MW (October 2007). "Neuronal nicotinic receptor agonists for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity ... 2004). "ABT-089: pharmacological properties of a neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist for the potential treatment ...
Several synthetic compounds have been shown to act on neurons specific to the preBötC, most being selective agonists or ... The suppression of muscarinic receptors and the activation of nicotinic receptors due to prenatal exposure to nicotine have ... An adenosine A1 receptor agonist has been shown to depress preBötC rhythmogenesis independent of the neurotransmitters GABA and ... Acetylcholine plays an important modulatory role on the respiratory system by altering nicotinic and muscarinic receptors. ...
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GABRA4 gene.[5][6] GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain where it acts at GABA-A receptors, which are ligand-gated chloride channels. Chloride conductance of these channels can be modulated by agents such as benzodiazepines that bind to the GABA-A receptor. At least 16 distinct subunits of GABA-A receptors have been identified.[6] ...
Nicotinic agonist)). *抗膽鹼劑 (Muscarinic(英語:Muscarinic antagonist). *Nicotinic(英語:Nicotinic antagonist) (Ganglionic(英語:Ganglionic ... Glutamate receptor agonist(英語:Excitatory amino acid agonist) (AMPA(英語:Ampakine)) ... Acetylcholine receptor agonist(英語:Parasympathomimetic_drug) (Muscarinic(英語:Muscarinic agonist) ... 腎上腺素受體激動藥 (α(英語:
Agonist: A drug with a fast association and a fast dissociation.. *Partial-agonist: A drug with an intermediate association and ... Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. Acetylcholine, Nicotine. Na+, K+, Ca2+[11]. Glycine receptor (GlyR). Glycine, Strychnine. Cl− ... This results in a receptor blockade, inhibiting the binding of agonists and inverse agonists. Receptor antagonists can be ... Full) agonists are able to activate the receptor and result in a strong biological response. The natural endogenous ligand with ...
See also: Receptor/signaling modulators • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor modulators • Acetylcholine metabolism/transport ...
Grenader A, Healy DP (July 1991). "Fenoldopam is a partial agonist at dopamine-1 (DA1) receptors in LLC-PK1 cells". J. ... Hughes AD, Sever PS (1989). "Action of fenoldopam, a selective dopamine (DA1) receptor agonist, on isolated human arteries". ... is a drug and synthetic benzazepine derivative which acts as a selective D1 receptor partial agonist.[1] Fenoldopam is used as ... fenoldopam is a selective D1 receptor agonist with no effect on beta adrenoceptors, although there is evidence that it may have ...
Tropomyosin receptor kinase B § Agonists. References[edit]. *^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000176697 - Ensembl, May ... including the Alpha-7 nicotinic receptor.[27] BDNF has also been shown to interact with the reelin signaling chain.[28] The ... "Postsynaptic action of brain-derived neurotrophic factor attenuates alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-mediated responses ...
6-(N-ethyl-N-(5-isobutoxy-4-isopropyl-2-(E)-styrylphenyl)amino)nicotinic acid ... but may be converted intracellularly to metabolites that act as agonists of RAR and RXR nuclear receptors.[5] ...
... is a drug developed by Abbott, which acts as an agonist at neural nicotinic acetylcholine receptors selective for the ... heptanes as Novel α4β2 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Selective Agonists". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 50 (22): 5493-5508 ... heptane α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor selective agonist: Synthesis, analgesic efficacy and tolerability profile in ... "Central nicotinic receptors: structure, function, ligands, and therapeutic potential". ChemMedChem. 2 (6): 746-767. doi:10.1002 ...
Suemaru K, Kohnomi S, Umeda K, Araki H. (2008). "Alpha7 nicotinic receptor agonists have reported to reverse the PPI disruption ... 2004). "Evidence of association between smoking and alpha7 nicotinic receptor subunit gene in schizophrenia patients". ... Gilbert Lagrue, François Lebargy, Anne Cormier, "From nicotinic receptors to smoking dependence: therapeutic prospects" ...
Agonists: 25H/NB series (e.g., 25I-NBF, 25I-NBMD, 25I-NBOH, 25I-NBOMe, 25B-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe, 25TFM-NBOMe, 2CBCB-NBOMe, 25CN- ... See also: Receptor/signaling modulators • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor modulators • Acetylcholine metabolism/transport ... Agonists: 2Cs (e.g., 2C-B, 2C-E, 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, 2C-T-21) ... Agonists: Ergolines (e.g., 2-Br-LSD (BOL-148), ergotamine, LSD) ... Agonists: Ergolines (e.g., dihydroergocryptine, dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, lisuride, LSD, mesulergine, metergoline, ...
In addition to its actions as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, donepezil has been found to act as a potent agonist of the σ1 ... Some noncholinergic mechanisms have also been proposed.[1] Donepezil upregulates the nicotinic receptors in the cortical ... See also: Receptor/signaling modulators • Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor modulators • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ...
Schneider, JS (2003). „The Subtype-Selective Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist SIB-1553A Improves Both Attention and ... SIB-1553A je agonist nikotinskih acetilholinskih receptora koji je selektivan za receptore sa β4 podjedinicom. Administriranje ...
See also: Receptor/signaling modulators • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor modulators • Acetylcholine metabolism/transport ...
Szekeres PG, Koenig JA, Edwardson JM (1998). „The relationship between agonist intrinsic activity and the rate of endocytosis ... 1999). „Diversity of mRNA expression for muscarinic acetylcholine receptor subtypes and neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine ... Gutkind JS, Novotny EA, Brann MR, Robbins KC (1991). „Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor subtypes as agonist-dependent oncogenes ...
Full agonist at kappa opioid receptors, partial agonist/antagonist at the mu opioid receptors.[39]. IM, IV, SC.. Protein ... Dinicotinic acid ester derivative of morphine.. As per morphine.. IM, IV, PO, rectal, SC.. No available data.. Moderate-severe ... Partial agonist at the mu opioid receptor; agonist at delta opioid receptor; antagonist at kappa opioid receptor.. Sublingual, ... Mixed opioid agonist-antagonist, partial agonist at mu-1 receptor; cholinergic actions exist.. IM, IV, PO.. Bioavailability = ...
Nicotine exerts its effects through the agonism of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, resulting in multiple downstream effects ... "Miscellaneous Sympathomimetic Agonists". In Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC (eds.). Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacological ...
Homocysteic acid - endogenous glutamate site agonist. *Ibotenic acid - naturally occurring glutamate site agonist found in ... Glycine, the major endogenous agonist of the glycine co-agonist site of the NMDAR. ... The agonist-binding module links to a membrane domain, which consists of three transmembrane segments and a re-entrant loop ... Other weak partial agonists of the glycine site of the NMDA receptor such as rapastinel (GLYX-13) and apimostinel (NRX-1074) ...
Nicotinic agonists. *Peripherally selective drugs. *Veterinary drugs. *World Health Organization essential medicines ...
Ibotenic acid - a naturally occurring agonist found in Amanita muscaria. *Quisqualic acid - a naturally occurring agonist found ... AMPA - a synthetic agonist after which the receptor is named. *Domoic acid - a naturally occurring agonist that causes amnesic ... Each AMPAR has four sites to which an agonist (such as glutamate) can bind, one for each subunit.[5] The binding site is ... Willardiine - a naturally occurring agonist. Positive allosteric modulators[edit]. Main article: AMPA receptor positive ...
LSD is a biased agonist that induces a conformation in serotonin receptors that preferentially recruits β-arrestin over ... and nicotinic acid. pp. 353-402.. ... Many but not all 5-HT2A agonists are psychedelics and 5-HT2A ... "Hallucinogenic 5-HT2AR agonists LSD and DOI enhance dopamine D2R protomer recognition and signaling of D2-5-HT2A heteroreceptor ... mGlu2 receptor is necessary for the pharmacological and behavioral effects induced by hallucinogenic 5-HT2A receptor agonists" ...
... pathway and has been identified as a nicotinic acid receptor agonist in vitro. Dimethyl fumarate is a lipophilic, highly mobile ...
Briggs CA, McKenna DG (1998). „Activation and inhibition of the human alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor by agonists". ... potential therapeutic effects of two nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists". Biochemical Pharmacology. 78 (7): 852-62. PMID ... Anderson DJ, Arneric SP (1994). „Nicotinic receptor binding of [3H]cytisine, [3H]nicotine and [3H]methylcarbamylcholine in rat ... Buccafusco JJ, Beach JW, Terry AV (2009). „Desensitization of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors as a strategy for drug ...
See also: Receptor/signaling modulators • Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor modulators • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ...
2004). "Linkage of M5 muscarinic and alpha7-nicotinic receptor genes on 15q13 to schizophrenia". Neuropsychobiology 50 (2): 124 ... "Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor subtypes as agonist-dependent oncogenes.". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 88 (11): 4703-7. ... 1999). "Diversity of mRNA expression for muscarinic acetylcholine receptor subtypes and neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine ...
Levin, E. D.; Bettegowda, C.; Blosser, J.; Gordon, J. (1999). "AR-R17779, and alpha7 nicotinic agonist, improves learning and ... is a highly selective full agonist at the alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 43 (22): ... a conformationally restricted analogue of acetylcholine that is a potent and selective alpha7 nicotinic receptor agonist". The ... AR-R17779 je lek koji deluje kao potentan i selektivan pun agonist za α7 podtip neurskih nikotinskih acetilholinskih receptora. ...
Agonist: Inverzni agonist • Ireverzibilni agonist • Parcijalni agonist • Superagonist • Fiziološki agonist. Antagonist: ... Dutertre, S., and R. Lewis (2006) "Toxin Insights into Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors." Biochemical Pharmacology, 72 (6): ... Tsetlin, V.I, and F. Hucho (2004) "Snake and Snail Toxins Acting on Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors: Fundamental Aspects and ... "Actions of Snake Neurotoxins on an Insect Nicotinic Cholinergic Synapse." Invertebrate Neuroscience, 7 (3): 173-78. ...
The most common side effect is eye irritation felt as stinging or burning, which occurs in up to a third of patients. Blepharoconjunctivitis occurs in up to 5% of patients. Rarer adverse effects include keratitis, edema and increased lacrimation.[2][3] Allergies are rare, but seem to be more common than under the related drug timolol.[1] If the substance reaches the nasal mucosa via the tear duct, it can be absorbed into the bloodstream and cause systemic side effects. These include orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure) and other effects on the heart and circulatory system, breathing problems in people with asthma, and skin symptoms such as itching and aggravation of psoriasis.[1] ...
Other nicotinic agonists, albeit generally with limited clinical use, include: lobeline, an agonist on Ganglion type nicotinic ... "An improved nicotinic pharmacophore and a stereoselective CoMFA-model for nicotinic agonists acting at the central nicotinic ... Media related to Nicotinic agonists at Wikimedia Commons nicotinic+agonists at the US National Library of Medicine Medical ... A nicotinic agonist is a drug that mimics the action of acetylcholine (ACh) at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). The ...
Augmented responses to intrathecal nicotinic agonists in spontaneous hypertension.. I M Khan, M P Printz, T L Yaksh, P Taylor ... Augmented responses to intrathecal nicotinic agonists in spontaneous hypertension.. I M Khan, M P Printz, T L Yaksh and P ... Augmented responses to intrathecal nicotinic agonists in spontaneous hypertension.. I M Khan, M P Printz, T L Yaksh and P ... Nicotinic agonists produced augmented pressor, heart rate, and irritation responses in SHRLJ compared with normotensive rats. ...
Muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists and allosteric modulators for the treatment of schizophrenia.. Jones ... Muscarinic and Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists and Allosteric Modulators for the Treatment of Schizophrenia ... Muscarinic and Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists and Allosteric Modulators for the Treatment of Schizophrenia ... Muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptors (mAChRs and nAChRs) are emerging as important targets for the ...
... is a novel agonist for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). We examined its efficacy, affinity, and potency for α6β2* ( ... Taken together, our data suggest that TC299423 will be a useful small-molecule agonist for future in vitro and in vivo studies ... E)-5-(Pyrimidin-5-yl)-1,2,3,4,7,8-hexahydroazocine (TC299423) is a novel agonist for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs ... nAChRs mediate nicotinic agonist-induced 86Rb+ efflux from these synaptosomes (Marks et al., 2009). The nicotinic antagonist ...
... ab145759 is not available and we regret ... Agonists, activators, antagonists and inhibitors. Cell lines and Lysates. Multiplex miRNA assays. Multiplex Assays. By research ...
... tribendimidine is an L-subtype nAChR agonist. Thus, tribendimidine may not be a viable anthelmintic where resistance to ... The new anthelmintic tribendimidine is an L-type (levamisole and pyrantel) nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist PLoS Negl ... tribendimidine is an L-subtype nAChR agonist. Thus, tribendimidine may not be a viable anthelmintic where resistance to ...
Structural determinants for interaction of partial agonists with acetylcholine binding protein and neuronal alpha7 nicotinic ... Crystal structures of Aplysia AChBP bound with the agonist anabaseine, two partial agonists selectively activating the alpha7 ... Agonists bind within a nest of aromatic side chains contributed by loops C and F on opposing faces of each subunit interface. ... In the partial agonist complexes, the benzylidene and indole substituent positions, dictated by tight interactions with loop F ...
Cytisine-Based Nicotinic Partial Agonists as Novel Antidepressant Compounds. Yann S. Mineur, Christoph Eibl, Grace Young, ... Cytisine-Based Nicotinic Partial Agonists as Novel Antidepressant Compounds. Yann S. Mineur, Christoph Eibl, Grace Young, ... Cytisine-Based Nicotinic Partial Agonists as Novel Antidepressant Compounds. Yann S. Mineur, Christoph Eibl, Grace Young, ... Cytisine-Based Nicotinic Partial Agonists as Novel Antidepressant Compounds Message Subject (Your Name) has forwarded a page to ...
... and other nAChR agonists; however, these studies have relied exclusively on ... Agonists at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) constitute one drug class being evaluated as candidate analgesics. ... Effects of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists in Assays of Acute Pain-Stimulated and Pain-Depressed Behaviors in Rats. ... Agonists at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) constitute one drug class being evaluated as candidate analgesics. ...
Activation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) by nicotine or specific alpha 7 nAChR agonists reduces ... We found that treatment with selective alpha 7 agonists, PHA-568487 or ABT-107, strongly suppressed the activation of NF-kappa ... rescuing FTD-related behavioral deficits in progranulin-deficient mice with alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists. ... Here, we investigated whether activation of nAChRs by nicotine or alpha 7 agonists improved the excessive inflammatory and ...
Nicotinic partial agonists. (Invited paper for special edition dedicated to Drs. John Daly and Richard Moore). Journal of ... Nicotinic partial agonists. (Invited paper for special edition dedicated to Drs. John Daly and Richard Moore). ... Synthesis, nicotinic acetylcholine receptor binding, and antinociceptive properties of 3-(substituted phenyl)epibatidine ... Carroll, F., Ma, W., Deng, L., Navarro, H., Damaj, M., & Martin, B. (2010). Synthesis, nicotinic acetylcholine receptor binding ...
UB-165 to upregulate nicotinic binding sites is consistent with it behaving as an agonist at α4β2 nAChRs, because all agonists ... 1996) Nicotinic agonists differ in activation and desensitization of 86Rb+ efflux from mouse thalamic synaptosomes. J Pharmacol ... The potent nicotinic agonists epibatidine and anatoxin-a are structurally related in that they both incorporate an azobicyclic ... 1998) Agonist induced up-regulation of α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in M10 cells: pharmacological and spatial ...
A nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, imidacloprid, impairs memory formation in honey bees and has general effects on ... 2002). The insecticide imidacloprid is a partial agonist of the nicotinic receptor of honeybee Kenyon cells. Neurosci. Lett. ... A nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist affects honey bee sucrose responsiveness and decreases waggle dancing - July 01, ... A nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist affects honey bee sucrose responsiveness and decreases waggle dancing ...
Nicotinic agonists have anti-inflammatory effects both in vitro and in vivo. In animal models, nicotine, a nicotinic receptor ... This molecule, and potentially other nicotinic agonists targeting specific nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtypes, could, ... Modulation of airway inflammation and resistance in mice by a nicotinic receptor agonist. M-R. Blanchet, E. Israël-Assayag, Y. ... The effects of nicotinic agonists on smooth muscles are not clear from the literature. Some studies showed smooth muscle ...
Neuronal nicotinic receptors containing α4 and β2 subunits assemble in two pentameric stoichiometries, (α4)3(β2)2 and (α4)2(β2) ... Non-equivalent ligand selectivity of agonist sites in (α4β2)2α4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: a key determinant of agonist ... 2α4 nicotinic receptor influences agonist sensitivity. J Biol Chem 286:31043-31054CrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Chaperone protein 14-3-3 and protein kinase a increase the relative abundance of low agonist sensitivity human α4β2 nicotinic ...
Desensitization of the adrenergic neurons of the isolated rabbit ear artery to nicotinic agonists.. O S Steinsland and R F ... Desensitization of the adrenergic neurons of the isolated rabbit ear artery to nicotinic agonists.. O S Steinsland and R F ... Desensitization of the adrenergic neurons of the isolated rabbit ear artery to nicotinic agonists.. O S Steinsland and R F ... On washout of either nicotinic agonist after development of desensitization, recovery of sensitivity was essentially complete ...
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of an agonist of α7R, PHA 543613, on striatal dopaminergic ... The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of an agonist of α7R, PHA 543613, on striatal dopaminergic ... established and suggests that this molecule could be neuroprotective through anti-inflammatory action mediated by nicotinic ... established and suggests that this molecule could be neuroprotective through anti-inflammatory action mediated by nicotinic ...
Nicotinic agonists, Habits, Summer, Cigarette, Nicotine, Tar, Cannabis smoking, Health effects of tobacco. Read the full essay ... Smoking, Tobacco, Nicotinic agonists, Habits, Summer, Cigarette, Nicotine, Tar, Cannabis smoking, Health effects of tobacco, ...
Agonist-Driven Conformational Changes in the Inner β-Sheet of α7 Nicotinic Receptors. James T. McLaughlin, Jie Fu and Robert L ... Agonist-Driven Conformational Changes in the Inner β-Sheet of α7 Nicotinic Receptors. James T. McLaughlin, Jie Fu and Robert L ... Agonist-Driven Conformational Changes in the Inner β-Sheet of α7 Nicotinic Receptors. James T. McLaughlin, Jie Fu and Robert L ... Lee WY and Sine SM (2005) Principal pathway coupling agonist binding to channel gating in nicotinic receptors. Nature (Lond) ...
... shown that the discriminative stimulus effects of nicotine are shared by nicotine analogues and by the novel nicotinic agonists ... agonist, nicotine, is one of the primary psychoactive ingredients of tobacco. This review examines the effects of nicotine and ... Comparative pharmacology of nicotine and ABT-418, a new nicotinic agonist. *Mohamad Imad Damaj, K. R. Creasy, Sandra P. Welch, ... The prototypic nicotinic acetylcholinergic receptor (nAChR) agonist, nicotine, is one of the primary psychoactive ingredients ...
Novel G423S Mutation of Human α7 Nicotinic Receptor Promotes Agonist-Induced Desensitization by a Protein Kinase C-Dependent ... Novel G423S Mutation of Human α7 Nicotinic Receptor Promotes Agonist-Induced Desensitization by a Protein Kinase C-Dependent ... Novel G423S Mutation of Human α7 Nicotinic Receptor Promotes Agonist-Induced Desensitization by a Protein Kinase C-Dependent ... Novel G423S Mutation of Human α7 Nicotinic Receptor Promotes Agonist-Induced Desensitization by a Protein Kinase C-Dependent ...
Molecular blueprint of allosteric binding sites in a homologue of the agonist-binding domain of the alpha 7 nicotinic ... The alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) belongs to the family of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels and is ... In this study, we take advantage of a recently identified chimera of the extracellular domain of the native alpha 7 nicotinic ... A third site is located at a pocket right below the agonist binding site. Using electrophysiological recordings on the human a7 ...
Agonist activity at human nicotinic alpha3beta4 receptor expressed in human IMR32 cells at 50 uM by cell based membrane ...
AQW051, a novel, potent and selective α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist: Pharmacological characterization and ... potent and selective α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist: Pharmacological characterization and phase I ... Here we describe the novel α7-nAChR agonist AQW051 as a promising drug candidate for this indication.. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: ... Here we describe the novel α7-nAChR agonist AQW051 as a promising drug candidate for this indication.. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: ...
xujiao zhou; Differential modulation of GABAA and NMDA receptors by an α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist in chronic ... Differential modulation of GABAA and NMDA receptors by an α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist in chronic glaucoma ... Differential modulation of GABAA and NMDA receptors by an α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist in chronic glaucoma ... The α7-nAChR specific agonist PNU-282987 enhanced the amplitude of currents elicited by GABA and reduced the amplitude of ...
Douglas E. Raines, Vinu T. Zachariah; The Alkyl Chain Dependence of the Effect of Normal Alcohols on Agonist-induced Nicotinic ... Cohen JB, Sharp SD, Liu WS: Structure of the agonist-binding site of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. [3H]acetylcholine ... Forman SA, Righi DL, Miller KW: Ethanol increases agonist affinity for nicotinic receptors from Torpedo. Biochim Biophys Acta ... The Alkyl Chain Dependence of the Effect of Normal Alcohols on Agonist-induced Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Desensitization ...
... Gharpure, Anant ORCID iD: 0000-0002 ... Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are pentameric ion channels that mediate fast chemical neurotransmission. The alpha 3 beta 4 ... Here, we present structures of the alpha 3 beta 4 nicotinic receptor in lipidic and detergent environments, using functional ... suggest principles of agonist selectivity. The structures further reveal much of the architecture of the intracellular domain, ...
Epibatidine dihydrochloride , Nicotinic agonist , Epibatidine , CAS [152378-30-8] , Axon 1078 , Axon Ligand™ with >99% purity ... Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist €155.00 1384 Varenicline dihydrochloride Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist € ... Selective α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) partial agonist €95.00 2401 AT 1001 High affinity and selective α3β4 ... Nicotinic agonist , (-)-Epibatidine HCl , CAS [152378-30-8] , Acetylcholine , nAChR , Agonist , Ion Channels , Nicotine , ...
Here we report studies conducted with three pharmacologically distinct nicotinic ligands, an orthosteric agonist (compound B), ... Contrasting Properties of α7-Selective Orthosteric and Allosteric Agonists Examined on Native Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors ... Contrasting Properties of α7-Selective Orthosteric and Allosteric Agonists Examined on Native Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors ... Contrasting Properties of α7-Selective Orthosteric and Allosteric Agonists Examined on Native Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors ...
Given that additional binding to the agonist site in the α4/α4 interface increases acetylcholine efficacy and that agonists ... we determined the agonist selectivity of the agonist sites of the (α4β2)2α4 receptor. We show that (a) accessibility of ... we conclude that the ability to engage all agonist sites in (α4β2)2α4 nAChRs is a key determinant of agonist efficacy. The ... 2α4 nAChR to determine whether differences in agonist selectivity influence agonist efficacy. Applying the substituted cysteine ...
  • Those researches led to a new era in studies of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) and their stimulation but until then the focus had mainly been on nicotine addiction. (wikipedia.org)
  • to stabilize the open form of nAChRs, both binding sites must be occupied by agonist, such as nicotine or ACh. (wikipedia.org)
  • α4β2 nAChRs account for approximately 90% of the nAChRs in the human brain and when chronically exposed to nicotine or other nicotine agonists leads to increase in density of α4β2 receptors which is the opposite of what usually happens when other receptors are chronically exposed to their agonists. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nicotine and other nicotinic agents are thought to regulate mood in human subjects and have antidepressant-like properties in animal models. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Accordingly, this study compared the effects of nicotine, the selective alpha 4/6 beta 2 agonist 5-(123I) iodo-3-[2(S)-2-azetidinylmethoxy] pyridine (5-I-A-85380), and the selective alpha 7 agonist N-(3R)-1-azabicyclo(2.2.2) oct-3-yl-4-chlorobenzamide in assays of pain-stimulated and pain-depressed behavior in male Sprague-Dawley rats. (rti.org)
  • Activation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) by nicotine or specific alpha 7 nAChR agonists reduces neuroinflammation. (diva-portal.org)
  • Here, we investigated whether activation of nAChRs by nicotine or alpha 7 agonists improved the excessive inflammatory and behavioral phenotypes of a progranulin-deficient FTD mouse model. (diva-portal.org)
  • In animal models, nicotine, a nicotinic receptor agonist, inhibits the development of inflammatory diseases such as type I diabetes 8 and hypersensitivity pneumonitis 9 . (ersjournals.com)
  • The inverse association between nicotine intake and Parkinson's disease (PD) is well established and suggests that this molecule could be neuroprotective through anti-inflammatory action mediated by nicotinic receptors, including the α7-subtype (α7R). (frontiersin.org)
  • The fade of response was attributed to desensitization of nicotinic receptors at the adrenergic nerve terminals on which nicotine and ACh act to release NE. (aspetjournals.org)
  • The rate of desensitization to nicotine of ACh increased with concentration of the agonist. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Both the rate and degree of desensitization to nicotine decreased as the temperature was decreased from 37 degrees to 27 degrees C. The present results are consistent with the concept that the nicotinic receptor (or receptor mechanism) at the adrenergic nerve terminal, after being activated as a result of combination with the agonist, can undergo a transformation to an inactive or desensitized state. (aspetjournals.org)
  • The prototypic nicotinic acetylcholinergic receptor (nAChR) agonist, nicotine, is one of the primary psychoactive ingredients of tobacco. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The structures of the receptor in complex with nicotine, as well as the alpha 3 beta 4-selective ligand AT-1001, complemented by molecular dynamics, suggest principles of agonist selectivity. (diva-portal.org)
  • It acts as an agonist at neural nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, subtype-selective binding with high affinity to the α4β2, α7/5-HT3, and α2β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors but not the α3β4 subtype familiar to nicotine. (chemchart.com)
  • Both nicotine and imidacloprid act as low efficacy agonists at native nAChRs, evoking maximal current amplitudes 10-14% of those observed for ACh. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Our collaborators in the laboratory of Dr. M. Imad Damaj have shown that nicotine, a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist, and R-47, an α7 nAChR silent agonist, can prevent and reverse paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy in mice. (vcu.edu)
  • Nicotine, the primary alkaloid in tobacco products binds stereo-selectively to nicotinic-cholinergic receptors on autonomic ganglia, the adrenal medulla, neuromuscular junctions and in the brain. (pharmacycode.com)
  • This positron emission tomography (PET) study examines the effects of 24 hours abstinence from smoking on return to availability of neuronal nicotinic receptors in slow and fast metabolizers of nicotine. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • S )-(-)-Nicotine (Fig. 1 , hereafter simply nicotine), the main addictive component of tobacco, activates and desensitizes nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). (openmedicinalchemistryjournal.com)
  • It has been shown that neurocognitive deficits in schizophrenia improve by administration of nicotine, nicotinic agonists or cigarette smoking. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Varenicline (VAR), an α4β2 nAChR partial agonist, approved for smoking cessation, mimics the effect of nicotine by stimulating nAChRs, and releasing sufficient dopamine in order to reduce craving and withdrawal effects. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Varenicline is a partial nicotine agonist used to assist smoking cessation. (nih.gov)
  • Review Nicotine receptor partial agonists for smoking cessation. (nih.gov)
  • Nicotine, cytisine (an alpha4beta2 agonist), and 3-(2,4)-dimethoxybenzylidene anabaseine (DMXB, an alpha7 agonist) did not reduce fluorescence intensity when these agents were added to the beta-sheet-formed Abeta. (umin.ac.jp)
  • ABSTRACT recent studies have provided novel evidence regarding the effect of nicotine agonists on the prevention or modulation of cytokines storm and reduction of infection . (bvsalud.org)
  • In this study we tried to attempt to address these issues from a therapeutic perspective of nicotine agonists in this manner and we describe one of the most challenging theories of immunotherapy in coronavirus -19 (COVID-19). (bvsalud.org)
  • For instance, the location of the high- and the low-affinity binding site for curare-related drugs as well as for agonists such as the alkaloid nicotine and the potent analgesic epibatidine (only when the AChR is in the desensitized state) is determined by the αγ and the αδ subunit interface, respectively. (okstate.edu)
  • Nicotine and, more robustly, selective agonists at α4β2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) enhance cue detection and attentional performance by augmenting prefrontal cholinergic activity. (jneurosci.org)
  • [3] Muscarinic agonists activate muscarinic receptors while nicotinic agonists activate nicotine receptors. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, long-term exposure to nicotine leads to long-lasting changes in both the abundance and functional activity of nicotinic receptors in brain neurons, processes thought to be critical for nicotine addiction ( D ani and H einemann 1996 ). (genetics.org)
  • In a method of developing muscle mass in a mammal, nicotine or nicotine acetylcholine receptor agonist (nAChR) is administered in combination with exercise to stimulate, recruit and mobilize muscle cells to a specific muscle mass. (google.es)
  • 1. A method of developing muscle mass in a mammal by stimulating, recruiting and mobilizing muscle cells to a specific muscle mass, the method comprising administering nicotine or nicotine acetylcholine receptor agonist (nAChR) to a mammal in an amount sufficient combined with exercise to increase said specific muscle mass. (google.es)
  • 5. The method of claim 4 including the step of administering nicotine or a nAChR agonist to bind said nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. (google.es)
  • 9. The method of claim 1 wherein the nicotine or nicotine acetylcholine receptor agonist (nAChR) is administered in an amount sufficient to produce increased thermogenesis. (google.es)
  • more specifically to a method utilizing a nicotine and/or nicotine acetylcholine receptor agonist supplement in combination with exercise to stimulate, recruit and mobilize new muscle cells to augment, strengthen or replace muscle cells in a mammalian body. (google.es)
  • Nicotine and carbamylcholine binding to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors as studied in AChBP crystal structures. (nature.com)
  • A nicotinic agonist is a drug that mimics the action of acetylcholine (ACh) at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). (wikipedia.org)
  • α4β2 nAChRs contain two α4 subunits and three β2 subunits, therefore it has two binding sites for ACh and other agonists. (wikipedia.org)
  • E)-5-(Pyrimidin-5-yl)-1,2,3,4,7,8-hexahydroazocine (TC299423) is a novel agonist for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). (frontiersin.org)
  • Muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptors (mAChRs and nAChRs) are emerging as important targets for the development of novel treatments for the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. (nih.gov)
  • Recent studies have demonstrated that blockade of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) including those containing the β2 subunit (β2 * ), results in antidepressant-like effects. (aspetjournals.org)
  • 3-pyr-Cyt was a partial agonist with very low efficacy at α4/β2 * nAChRS but had no agonist effects at other nAChRs normally targeted by cytisine, and it was effective in mouse models of antidepressant efficacy. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Agonists at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) constitute one drug class being evaluated as candidate analgesics. (rti.org)
  • Presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) on striatal synaptosomes stimulate dopamine release. (jneurosci.org)
  • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are widely distributed in the vertebrate CNS. (jneurosci.org)
  • Inflammatory and structural cells involved in the pathophysiology of asthma express a variety of receptors, including nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) 5 - 7 . (ersjournals.com)
  • As nAChRs are expressed in cells involved in the development of asthma and since their agonists have anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator effects in vitro , the current authors' hypothesised that some nAChRs agonists could have interesting anti-asthmatic properties. (ersjournals.com)
  • Given that additional binding to the agonist site in the α4/α4 interface increases acetylcholine efficacy and that agonists excluded from the agonist site at the α4/α4 interface behave as partial agonists, we conclude that the ability to engage all agonist sites in (α4β2)2α4 nAChRs is a key determinant of agonist efficacy. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The findings add another level of complexity to the structural mechanisms that govern agonist efficacy in heteromeric nAChRs and related ligand-gated ion channels. (ox.ac.uk)
  • This is particularly the case for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), given the heterogeneity of their subunit composition. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • brand names Inversine, Vecamyl) is a non-selective, non-competitive antagonist of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) that was introduced in the 1950s as an antihypertensive drug. (chemchart.com)
  • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are present in high density in insect nervous tissue and are targeted by neonicotinoid insecticides. (ox.ac.uk)
  • This is the first demonstration of 'super' agonist actions of an insecticide on native insect nAChRs. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are a target for drug discovery due to their importance in cognitive functions. (kzoo.edu)
  • Notably, numerous azabicyclo compounds have been identified as agonists for the α7 subtype of the nAChRs and are potential therapies for cognitive deficit of Schizophrenia. (kzoo.edu)
  • Accumulating evidence suggests that α7 nicotinic receptors (α7 nAChRs), a subtype of nAChRs, play a role in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases, including schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). (openmedicinalchemistryjournal.com)
  • A number of psychopharmacological and genetic studies shown that α7 nAChRs play an important role in the deficits of P50 auditory evoked potential in patients with schizophrenia, and that (α nAChR agonists would be potential therapeutic drugs for cognitive impairments associated with P50 deficits in schizophrenia. (openmedicinalchemistryjournal.com)
  • Furthermore, some studies have demonstrated that α7 nAChRs might play a key role in the amyloid-β (Aβ)-mediated pathology of AD, and that α7 nAChR agonists would be potential therapeutic drugs for Aβ deposition in the brains of patients with AD. (openmedicinalchemistryjournal.com)
  • In this article, we review the recent research into the role of α7 nAChRs in the pathophysiology of these diseases and into the potential use of novel α7 nAChR agonists as therapeutic drugs. (openmedicinalchemistryjournal.com)
  • Nicotinic receptors (nAChRs) in the cerebellum have been implicated in the pathology of autism spectrum disorders (Lee et al. (nih.gov)
  • To begin to better understand the potential roles of these heteromeric nAChRs in cerebellar circuitry and their potential as targets for nicotinic drugs, we investigated their subunit composition. (nih.gov)
  • Molecular modeling revealed that the SARS-CoV-2 Spike glycoprotein might bind to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) through a cryptic epitope homologous to snake toxins, substrates well documented and known for their affinity to the nAChRs. (cdc.gov)
  • Their functional characterization as agonists and antagonists was performed by fluorescence resonance energy transfer assay using cell lines expressing transfected cDNAs, α7-nAChRs, α4β2-nAChRs, and 5HT 3A receptors, and a fluorescence cell reporter. (elsevier.com)
  • Compounds from IND and PPRD series are selective as agonists for the α7-nAChRs over α4β2-nAChRs and 5HT 3A receptors. (elsevier.com)
  • Experimental approach: Functional and radioligand-binding assays were used to examine the interaction of two BA analogues, 3-(2,4-dimethoxybenzylidene)-anabaseine (DMXBA) and Its primary metabolite 3-(4-hydroxy-2-methoxybenzylidene)anabaseine (4OH-DMXBA) with both agonist and non-competitive antagonist (NCA)-bindlng sites on muscle-type nAChRs. (okstate.edu)
  • Although DMXBA failed to activate human fetal muscle nAChRs, 40H-DMXBA was found to be a partial agonist. (okstate.edu)
  • Conclusions and implications: 3-(4-hydroxy-2- methoxybenzylidene)-anabaseine is a partial agonist for human fetal muscle nAChRs, whereas DMXBA only has competitive and NCA activities. (okstate.edu)
  • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors , or nAChRs , are ionotropic receptors that form ligand-gated ion channels in cells' plasma membranes . (bionity.com)
  • In addition to agonists and antagonists that interact with the extracellular orthosteric nAChR binding site, a series of nAChR allosteric modulators have been identified that interact with a distinct transmembrane site. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Discrimination of agonists versus antagonists of nicotinic ligands based on docking onto AChBP structures. (archives-ouvertes.fr)
  • Nicotinic agonists and antagonists were docked on AChBP X-ray structures. (archives-ouvertes.fr)
  • It is shown that the studied agonists and antagonists can be discriminated according to their higher affinities for structures respectively obtained in the presence of agonists or antagonists, highlighting the fact that AChBP structures retain a pharmacological footprint of the compound used in crystallography experiments. (archives-ouvertes.fr)
  • Identification of all residues involved in the recognition and binding of cholinergic ligands (e.g. agonists, competitive antagonists, and noncompetitive agonists) is a primary objective to understand which structural components are related to the physiological function of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR). (okstate.edu)
  • Notwithstanding the complex interplay between neuromediators and immune cells, the careful evaluation of receptor agonists and antagonists in inflammatory disease models may provide new therapeutic avenues for the treatment of human pathologies. (hindawi.com)
  • Structures of Aplysia AChBP complexes with nicotinic agonists and antagonists reveal distinctive binding interfaces and conformations. (nature.com)
  • Marubio LM, del Mar Arroyo-Jimenez M, Cordero-Erausquin M, Lena C, Le Novere N, de Kerchove d'Exaerde A, Huchet M, Damaj MI, Changeux JP (1999) Reduced antinociception in mice lacking neuronal nicotinic receptor subunits. (springer.com)
  • The pentameric acetylcholine-binding protein (AChBP) is a soluble surrogate of the ligand binding domain of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. (uniprot.org)
  • Numerous high-resolution crystallographic structures of the acetylcholine binding protein (AChBP), a molluscan cholinergic protein, homologous to the extracellular domain of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, are available. (archives-ouvertes.fr)
  • 2'-Pyridine ring substituted analogs of epibatidine were assessed for equilibrium binding affinity, functional potency, and efficacy at rat neuronal nicotinic receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes. (rti.org)
  • and stated that while the archtypical nAChR agonist, epibatidine, had fatal side effects, potent NEW agonists with anti-nociceptive effects were on the way. (painonline.com)
  • Structural determinants for interaction of partial agonists with acetylcholine binding protein and neuronal alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. (uniprot.org)
  • Crystal structures of Aplysia AChBP bound with the agonist anabaseine, two partial agonists selectively activating the alpha7 receptor, 3-(2,4-dimethoxybenzylidene)-anabaseine and its 4-hydroxy metabolite, and an indole-containing partial agonist, tropisetron, were solved at 2.7-1.75 A resolution. (uniprot.org)
  • This study, while pointing to loop F as a major determinant of receptor subtype selectivity, also identifies a new template region for designing alpha7-selective partial agonists to treat cognitive deficits in mental and neurodegenerative disorders. (uniprot.org)
  • Presynaptic modulation of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) release by an alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) agonist promotes retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival and function, as suggested by a previous study on a chronic glaucomatous model from our laboratory. (arvojournals.org)
  • The vagus nerve can reflexively attenuate the innate immune response via binding of the vagal neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) to the alpha7 nicotinic ACh receptor (alpha7nAChR). (ru.nl)
  • Diverse actions of neonicotinoids on chicken alpha7, alpha4beta2 and drosophila-chicken sadbeta2 and alsbeta2 hybrid nicotinic acetylcholine receptors expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. (springer.com)
  • While early attempts to develop selective mAChR and nAChR agonists provided important preliminary findings, these compounds have ultimately failed in clinical development due to a lack of true subtype selectivity and subsequent dose-limiting adverse effects. (nih.gov)
  • Our results demonstrate that the mechanism of action of tribendimidine against nematodes is the same as levamisole and pyrantel, namely, tribendimidine is an L-subtype nAChR agonist. (nih.gov)
  • α-Conotoxin-MII inhibited release evoked by these agonists by 48, 56, and 88%, respectively, suggesting that (±)-UB-165 is a very poor agonist at the α-conotoxin-MII-insensitive nAChR subtype. (jneurosci.org)
  • α7Rs are the acetylcholine nicotinic receptors most represented, with the α4β2 subtype, in mammalian brain and have several pharmacological characteristics, such as a high permeability to calcium, low sensitivity to acetylcholine, and high affinity for α-bungarotoxin ( 11 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • The alpha 3 beta 4 nicotinic receptor subtype forms the principal relay between the central and peripheral nervous systems in the autonomic ganglia. (diva-portal.org)
  • PNU-120596 is a drug that acts as a potent and selective positive allosteric modulator for the α7 subtype of neural nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. (chemchart.com)
  • and reported that in the brain, the alpha4beta2 subtype was the paramount nicotinic receptor relating to pain inhibition, presumably linking with a tract which began in the brainstem. (painonline.com)
  • The a4ß2 subtype of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) has been pursued as a drug target for treatment of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and smoking cessation aids for decades. (ku.dk)
  • Recent studies have used β2 subtype selective nAChR agonists to target the cholinergic system and alleviate LID in L-Dopa-treated monkeys with a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) lesion. (novartis.com)
  • Here we report studies conducted with three pharmacologically distinct nicotinic ligands, an orthosteric agonist (compound B), a positive allosteric modulator (TQS) and an allosteric agonist (4BP-TQS). (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Desensitization of the adrenergic neurons of the isolated rabbit ear artery to nicotinic agonists. (aspetjournals.org)
  • However, it was not possible to detect functional responses with compound B, an orthosteric agonist, using a fluorescent intracellular calcium assay on either rat hippocampal neurons or with human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons (iCell neurons). (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Previously we demonstrated that nicotinic acetylcholine receptor stimulation protects neurons against beta-amyloid (Abeta)-induced cytotoxicity. (umin.ac.jp)
  • By using a combination of pharmacological, molecular genetic, electrophysiological, and feeding studies, we found that activation of hypothalamic α3β4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors leads to activation of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons. (biomedsearch.com)
  • POMC neurons and subsequent activation of melanocortin 4 receptors were critical for nicotinic-induced decreases in food intake in mice. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Neurons also contain nicotinic receptors, which are widely expressed in the brain and other neural tissues, and function in the modulation of neurotransmission ( S argent 1995 ). (genetics.org)
  • abstract = "Background and purpose: Benzylidene-anabaseines (BAs) are partial agonists of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) but their mechanism(s) of action are unknown. (okstate.edu)
  • Taly A, Corringer P-J, Guedin D, Lestage P, Changeux J-P (2009) Nicotinic receptors: allosteric transitions and therapeutic targets in the nervous system. (springer.com)
  • These findings support the notion that pharmacological inhibition of inflammatory macrophages using an α4β2 nAChR agonist exhibit a wide therapeutic window on neuropathic pain after nerve injury, and it could be nominated as a novel pharmacotherapy to relieve intractable pain. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Based on all these findings, selective α7 nAChR agonists can be considered potential therapeutic drugs for cognitive impairments in both schizophrenia and AD. (openmedicinalchemistryjournal.com)
  • We will test whether our nicotinic agonist possess therapeutic benefit in a pre-clinical model of L-DOPA induced dyskinesia. (michaeljfox.org)
  • This supports the therapeutic use of nAChR α7 agonists to modulate LID and the potential to extend the therapeutic window for L-Dopa. (novartis.com)
  • Activation and blocking of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor reconstituted in Xenopus oocytes. (abcam.com)
  • Voltage-clamp recordings in Xenopus oocytes revealed that 20-meSPX-G potently inhibited currents evoked by ACh on Torpedo muscle-type and human α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR), whereas lower potency was observed in human α4β2 nAChR. (mdpi.com)
  • Super agonist actions of clothianidin and related compounds on the SAD beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor expressed in xenopus laevis oocytes. (springer.com)
  • Acts as a partial agonist of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR). (abcam.com)
  • Deglise P, Grunewald B, Gauthier M. The insecticide imidacloprid is a partial agonist of the nicotinic receptor of honeybee Kenyon cells. (springer.com)
  • These allosteric activators, both allosteric agonists and positive allosteric modulators, of mAChR and nAChR subtypes demonstrate unique mechanisms of action and high selectivity in vivo, and may provide innovative treatment strategies for schizophrenia. (nih.gov)
  • Non-equivalent ligand selectivity of agonist sites in (α4β2)2α4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: a key determinant of agonist efficacy. (ox.ac.uk)
  • In this study, we characterized the ligand selectivity of the individual agonist sites of the (α4β2)2α4 nAChR to determine whether differences in agonist selectivity influence agonist efficacy. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Applying the substituted cysteine accessibility method to individual agonist sites in concatenated (α4β2)2α4 receptors, we determined the agonist selectivity of the agonist sites of the (α4β2)2α4 receptor. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Lumeron, Memcor) is a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor agonist with reasonable selectivity for the M1 and M4 subtypes, though it is also known to act as a M5 receptor antagonist. (chemchart.com)
  • Three series of substituted anti-1,2,3-triazoles (IND, PPRD, and QND), synthesized by cycloaddition from azide and alkyne building blocks, were designed to enhance selectivity and potency profiles of a lead α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) agonist, TTIn-1. (elsevier.com)
  • The selectivity of neonicotinoid compounds for insect species has been attributed to their binding on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in which the negatively charged nitro- or cyano-groups of neonicotinoid compounds interact with a cationic subsite within insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. (springer.com)
  • The efferent vagus nerve inhibits cytokine release through α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-mediated cholinergic signaling. (ovid.com)
  • Here we studied whether GTS-21, a selective α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, inhibits proinflammatory cytokines in vitro and in vivo and improves survival in murine endotoxemia and severe sepsis. (ovid.com)
  • This residue was mutated on the alpha 7-V201-5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT)3 homooligomeric chimera, which displays alpha 7 nicotinic pharmacology, and for which both equilibrium binding studies and electrophysiological recordings could be carried out in parallel. (archives-ouvertes.fr)
  • The alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) belongs to the family of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels and is involved in fast synaptic signaling. (diva-portal.org)
  • In this study, we take advantage of a recently identified chimera of the extracellular domain of the native alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and acetylcholine binding protein, termed alpha 7-AChBP. (diva-portal.org)
  • Oyster Point Pharma's lead product candidate, OC-01 nasal spray, a highly selective nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist, is being developed as a nasal spray to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. (oysterpointrx.com)
  • Recent breakthroughs have identified an additional operational agonist binding site in the (α4β2)2α4 nAChR that is responsible for the signature sensitivity of this receptor to activation by agonists, yet the structural mechanisms determining agonist efficacy at this receptor type are not yet fully understood. (ox.ac.uk)
  • If our nicotinic agonist demonstrates efficacy in these s. (michaeljfox.org)
  • nAChR agonists enhance attentional performance primarily by increasing the probability and efficacy of cue detection. (jneurosci.org)
  • Varenicline: an alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptor partial agonist for smoking cessation. (nih.gov)
  • Neonicotinoid insecticides display partial and super agonist actions on native insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. (ox.ac.uk)
  • We tested cytisine and two derivatives, 5-bromo-cytisine (5-Br-Cyt) and 3-(pyridin-3′-yl)-cytisine (3-pyr-Cyt) for their ability to act as a partial agonist of different nAChR subtypes and to show antidepressant-like activity in C57/BL6 mice in the tail suspension, the forced-swim, and the novelty-suppressed feeding tests. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Zoli M, Léna C, Picciotto MR, Changeux JP (1998) Identification of four classes of brain nicotinic receptors using beta2 mutant mice. (springer.com)
  • In this study, we determined whether inhibition of inflammatory macrophages by administration of α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonists improves neuropathic pain and affects microglial activation in the spinal dorsal horn (SDH) in mice following partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSL). (biomedcentral.com)
  • It has been proposed that twitches of the head in mice or twitches of head and shoulders in rats following administration of the selective 5HT(2A/C) agonist DOI (1-)2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl-2-aminopropane, can serve as an animal model of tics in TS. (curehunter.com)
  • TC-2559, a full agonist for α4β2 nAChR, suppressed the upregulation of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in the injured SCN after PSL and attenuated lipopolysaccharide-induced upregulation of IL-1β in cultured macrophages. (biomedcentral.com)
  • These data support the involvement of α4β2* nAChR in the presynaptic modulation of striatal dopamine release and illustrate the utility of exploiting a novel partial agonist, together with a selective antagonist, to dissect the functional roles of nAChR subtypes in the brain. (jneurosci.org)
  • The picture for the localization of the agonist/competitive antagonist binding sites is now clearer in the light of newer and better experimental evidence. (okstate.edu)
  • In addition, the specificity of α-CoTxs for each subunit interface is species-dependent.In general terms we may state that both α subunits carry the principal component for the agonist/competitive antagonist binding sites, whereas the non-α subunits bear the complementary component. (okstate.edu)
  • Interestingly, certain antibodies partially overlap with the agonist/competitive antagonist binding sites at multiple points of contact. (okstate.edu)
  • 3 H]Nlcotine competition-binding experiments confirmed that 40H-DMXBA has higher affinity than DMXBA for the agonist sites, and that DMXBA Is also a competitive antagonist. (okstate.edu)
  • Imidacloprid acts as an antagonist on insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptor containing the Y151M mutation. (springer.com)
  • For example, an agonist cannot be distinguished from an antagonist in a binding assay. (nature.com)
  • Secondary assays are necessary to determine if the compound is an agonist, antagonist or neither. (nature.com)
  • The influence of nicotinic receptor subunit composition upon agonist, alpha-bungarotoxin and insecticide (imidacloprid) binding affinity. (springer.com)
  • Millar NS, Gotti C (2009) Diversity of vertebrate nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. (springer.com)
  • Crystal structure of an ACh-binding protein reveals the ligand-binding domain of nicotinic receptors. (nature.com)
  • These results suggest that novel nicotinic partial agonists may provide new possibilities for development of drugs to treat mood disorders. (aspetjournals.org)
  • An agonist that selectively binds to and activates a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • In contrast, clear agonist-evoked responses were observed in fluorescence-based assays with the non-desensitising allosteric agonist 4BP-TQS and also when compound B was co-applied with the non-desensitising positive allosteric modulator TQS. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • This study investigated the novel selective α7 nAChR partial agonist AQW051 for its antidyskinetic activity in L-Dopa-treated MPTP-lesioned monkeys. (novartis.com)
  • We find that a mutation at the principal face of the β2 subunit at either β2-α4 pseudo-agonist site suppresses potentiation, whereas mutation at the complementary face of the α4 subunit at the α4-α4 agonist site allows a significant potentiation. (springer.com)
  • TC-2559, an α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, suppresses the expression of CCL3 and IL-1β through STAT3 inhibition in cultured murine macrophages. (illumina.com)
  • Seven of these genes, including the nicotinic receptor subunit genes unc-29, unc-38 , and lev-1 , were essential for the stimulation of egg laying by levamisole, though they had only subtle effects on egg-laying behavior in the absence of drug. (genetics.org)
  • We recently reported potent anti-inflammatory effects of the alpha7nAChR agonist GTS-21 in human leukocytes. (ru.nl)
  • On washout of either nicotinic agonist after development of desensitization, recovery of sensitivity was essentially complete within several minutes, provided that neither excessively high concentrations nor excessively long periods of infusion had been used. (aspetjournals.org)
  • 9,10 ] However, upon prolonged exposure to agonist, the nAcChoR undergoes a slowly reversible transition to a desensitized conformational state that cannot be opened even by saturating concentrations of agonist. (asahq.org)
  • For example, rapid quench-flow studies indicate that although short-chain n-alcohols potentiate ion flux induced by low concentrations of agonist, n-alcohols longer than butanol do not. (asahq.org)
  • 21,23 ] Studies of the 5-hydroxytryptamine 3 receptor have shown that only short-chain n-alcohols potentiate ion flux induced by low agonist concentrations. (asahq.org)
  • The prevalence odds ratio of the neo-nicotinic symptoms of TSG for the detection of DMAP concentrations in urine was 14 (95% confidence interval = 3.5-57) and that of ASG was 2.4 (95% confidence interval = 0.40-13). (87paydays.info)
  • A second site is located in the vestibule of the receptor, in a preexisting intrasubunit pocket opposite the agonist binding site and corresponds to a previously identified site involved in positive allosteric modulation of the bacterial homolog ELIC. (diva-portal.org)
  • Electrical recordings from these muscles indicate that two distinct nicotinic receptor subtypes mediate excitation of the body muscles ( R ichmond and J orgensen 1999 ). (genetics.org)
  • Nicotinic AChR partial agonist and neuromuscular blocking agent. (abcam.com)
  • In this regard, a monoclonal antibody directed against the high-affinity ACh binding site (αδ subunit interface) induced a structural change on the AChR where the low-affinity ACh locus (αγ subunit interface) approached to the lipid membrane.The α subunits also carry the binding site for noncompetitive agonists. (okstate.edu)
  • Tryptophan 54 of the alpha 7 neuronal nicotinic homooligomeric receptor is homologous to gamma-Trp-55 and delta-Trp-57 of non-alpha subunits of Torpedo receptor labeled by d-tubocurarine. (archives-ouvertes.fr)
  • These data support the participation of Trp-54 to ligand binding, and provide evidence for a new "complementary component" of the alpha 7 nicotinic binding site, distinct from its three-loop "principal component," and homologous to the "non-alpha component" present on gamma and delta subunits. (archives-ouvertes.fr)
  • It has been suggested that a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonists may restore the deficits caused by the loss of nicotinic acetylcholine subunits found in Parkinson's disease patients. (michaeljfox.org)
  • Nicotinic receptors, with a molecular mass of about 280 kDa, are made up of five receptor subunits, arranged symmetrically around the central pore. (bionity.com)
  • Twelve types of nicotinic receptor subunits, α2 through 10 and β2 through 4 (Itier and Bertrand, 2001), combine to form pentamers. (bionity.com)
  • [1] When the agonist binds, the α subunits become more similar to the other subunits, the channel becomes more symmetrical, [5] and a pore with a diameter of about 0.65 nm opens. (bionity.com)
  • Muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists and allosteric modulators for the treatment of schizophrenia. (nih.gov)
  • These new data, the result of a study by researchers at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal and the University of Montreal confirms the tendency to smoke and low smoking cessation rates of people with schizophrenia. (news-medical.net)
  • Central nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) are dysregulated in schizophrenia. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • If nicotinic acetylcholine receptors can be stimulated resulting in more dopamine release and improved neurocognitive function without inducing deleterious health effects it may be of benefit to persons with schizophrenia who smoke tobacco. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • GTS-21 (DMXBA) is a derivative of the natural product anabaseine that acts as a partial agonist at neural nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. (wikipedia.org)
  • If so, you know that ACh (acetyl choline, which binds ionotropically with nicotinic and metabotropically with muscarinic receptors of the autonomic nervous sytem) acts as a ligand or tie to the nicotinic receptors. (painonline.com)
  • Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) mediate rapid excitatory synaptic transmission throughout the peripheral and central nervous systems. (elsevier.com)
  • Agonist actions of clothianidin on synaptic and extrasynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors expressed on cockroach sixth abdominal ganglion. (springer.com)
  • Nicotinic agonists have anti-inflammatory effects both in vitro and in vivo . (ersjournals.com)