Cholinergc Muscarinic Binding by Human Lymphocytes: Changes with Aging, Antagonist Treatment, and Sende Dementia of the Alzheimer Type - Jose M. Rabey, MD, Louis Shenkman, MD, and Gad M. Gilad, PhD" In peripheral blood lymphocytes (mixed lymphocytes isolated on a Ficoll-Hypaque density gradient) derived from normal human subjects, cholinergic muscarinic binding capacity was found to increase with age. In contrast, lymphocytes derived from patients with "probable" senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT) exhibited a marked reduction in binding capacity. Treatment of these patients with antimuscarinic drugs was associated with increased muscarinic binding by lymphocytes. These results indicate that cholinergic muscarinic binding by peripheral blood lymphocytes may be useful in the study of alterations associated with aging and SDAT, as well as in evaluating changes induced by certain cholinergic drug treatments. Rabey JM, Shenkman L, Gilad GM: Cholinergic muscarinic binding by human ...
Review articles on muscarinic acetylcholine receptor interactions. Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Interactions - Proteins > Membrane Proteins > Plasma Membrane Proteins > Receptors > Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor - Reviews - Review Articles on Protein Expression, Structure, Function, and Interactions
How is Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor abbreviated? M3R stands for Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor. M3R is defined as Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor somewhat frequently.
The muscarinic cholinergic receptors belong to a larger family of G protein-coupled receptors. The functional diversity of these receptors is defined by the binding of acetylcholine and includes cellular responses such as adenylate cyclase inhibition, phosphoinositide degeneration, and potassium channel mediation. Muscarinic receptors influence many effects of acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system. The muscarinic cholinergic receptor 1 is involved in mediation of vagally-induced bronchoconstriction and in the acid secretion of the gastrointestinal tract. The gene encoding this receptor is localized to 11q13. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008 ...
Purpose: : The objectives of this study were: 1) to determine, in vitro, the muscarinic receptor subtype selectivity of 1-[1-(2-Tolyl)-1,4-bipiperidin-4-yl]-1,3-dihydro-2H-benzimidazol-2-one (TBPB): and 2) to examine, in vivo, its effect on ocular hypotension and miosis. Methods: : Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells transfected with plasmid expressing human m1, m3, m4, and m5 were used to determine receptor selectivity of TBPB in a fluorometric imaging plate reader (FLPR) assay. Normotensive Dutch Belted rabbits were used to examine the effects of TBPB on intraocular pressure (IOP) and pupillary size upon topical application. In other studies, rabbits were dosed topically with TBPB in the absence and presence of pirenzepine, AF-DX 116 and 4-DAMP, M1, M2, and M3 receptor selective antagonists, respectively, to confirm the predominant muscarinic receptor subtype responsible for the ocular action of TBPB. Results: : TBPB selectively activated m1 receptors with E-max of 91% compared to carbachol ...
Background and Objective: Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs) are 7-transmembrane, G protein-coupled receptors that regulate a variety of physiological processes and represent potentially important targets for therapeutic intervention. mAChRs can be stimulated by full and partial orthosteric and allosteric agonists, however the relative abilities of such ligands to induce conformational changes in the receptor remain unclear. To gain further insight into the actions of mAChR agonists, we have developed a fluorescently tagged M1 mAChR that reports ligand-induced conformational changes in real-time by changes in Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET). Methods: Variants of CFP and YFP were inserted into the third intracellular loop and at the end of the C-terminus of the mouse M1 mAChR, respectively. The optimized FRET receptor construct (M1-cam5) was expressed stably in HEK293 cells. Results: The variant CFP/YFP-receptor chimera expressed predominantly at the plasma membrane of HEK293 ...
The M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (M1ACh-R) is a G protein-coupled receptor that can occur in interconvertible coupled and uncoupled states. It is enriched in the basal ganglia, hippocampus, olfactory bulb, and cortical areas, and plays a role in motor and cognitive functions. Muscarinic M1 agonists are potential therapeutic agents for cognitive disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate [11C]AF150(S) as a putative M1ACh-R agonist PET ligand, which, owing to its agonist properties, could provide a tool to explore the active G protein-coupled receptor. Regional kinetics of [11C]AF150(S) in rat brain were measured using a high-resolution research tomograph, both under baseline conditions and following pre-treatment with various compounds or co-administration of non-radioactive AF150(S). Data were analysed by calculating standard uptake values and by applying the simplified reference tissue model (SRTM). [11C]AF150(S) was rapidly taken up in the brain, followed by a rapid clearance from all
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TY - JOUR. T1 - The preventive effect of cyclosporin A, an immunosuppressant, on the late onset reduction of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in gerbil hippocampus after transient forebrain ischemia. AU - Ogawa, Norio. AU - Tanaka, Ken ichi. AU - Kondo, Yoichi. AU - Asanuma, Masato. AU - Mizukawa, Kiminao. AU - Mori, Akitane. PY - 1993/4/2. Y1 - 1993/4/2. N2 - We previously reported that a late onset reduction of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (LORMAR) occurs in the gerbil hippocampus after 5 min of transient ischemia. This reduction begins as late as 7 days post-ischemia and accompanies the accumulation of glia, but is subsequent to completion of the disappearance of CA1 pyramidal cells. In the present study, we showed that this LORMAR was prevented by daily post-ischemic administration of the immunosuppressant cyclosporin A (CsA). The effectiveness of CsA against the LORMAR indicates that an immune mechanism may be involved in the progressive brain damage occurring after transient ...
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C elegans GOA-1 protein: activated by the human muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M2 subtype; amino acid sequence in first source
Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChR) have critical roles in the central nervous system and produce many of their effects by activating heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding proteins. However, the five subtypes of muscarinic receptors (M1 through M5) produce distinct signals and thus may use other signaling mechanisms as well. McClatchy et al. screened for proteins that interact with the third intracellular loop portion of the M4 mAChR, a region that is highly variable between receptor subtypes. They identified elongation factor 1A2 (eEF1A2) as an interaction partner and showed that endogenous eEF1A2 could be coimmunoprecipitated with the M4 mAChR, but not the M1 mAChR, from cultured PC12 cells. The i3 loop acts as a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for receptor-coupled G proteins and the M4i3 loop also promoted nucleotide exchange on eEF1A2 in vitro. The eEF1A2 protein functions in control of translation and has other proposed functions as well. These functions are thus potentially ...
A significant body of research exists to support the potential therapeutic efficacy of M1 agonists for treating cognitive disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimers disease. M1 agonists have been shown to reverse cognitive deficits in animal models (Jones et al., 2005; Langmead et al., 2008; Barak and Weiner 2011), and more importantly the M1 agonist xanomeline has been shown to produce beneficial psychiatric and cognitive effects in human patients (Bodick et al., 1997; Shekhar et al., 2008). Unfortunately, xanomeline also produces serious side effects including salivation, sweating, and gastrointestinal distress. Although xanomeline had originally been reported to be highly selective for M1 over other muscarinic receptor subtypes based upon ex vivo studies (Sauerberg et al., 1992; Shannon et al., 1994), subsequent studies using cloned human muscarinic receptors suggested that xanomeline exhibits very little selectivity among the five muscarinic receptor subtypes (Watson et al., 1998; Wood ...
Agonist-like activity of anti-peptide antibodies directed against an autoimmune epitope on the heart muscarinic acethylcholine receptor ...
A recently proposed classification of muscarinic receptor subtypes in based on the regional differences in the affinities of these receptors for selective antagonists and agonists (Hammer and...
mRNAs encoding five genetically distinct muscarinic ACh receptors are present in the CNS. Because of their pharmacological similarities, it has not been possible to detect the individual encoded proteins; thus, their physiological functions are not well defined. To characterize the family of proteins, a panel of subtype-selective antibodies was generated against recombinant muscarinic receptor proteins and shown to bind specifically to each of the cloned receptors. Using immunoprecipitation, three receptor proteins (m1, m2, and m4) accounted for the vast majority of the total solubilized muscarinic binding sites in rat brain. These receptor subtypes had marked differences in regional and cellular localization as shown by immunocytochemistry. The m1-protein was present in cortex and striatum and was localized to cell bodies and neurites, consistent with its role as a major postsynaptic muscarinic receptor. The m2-receptor protein was abundant in basal forebrain, scattered striatal neurons, ...
BUCKLE, MICHAEL JAMES CHRISTOPHER (2014) Toward activated homology models of the human M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. Journal of Molecular Graphics Modelling, 49. pp. 91-98. ...
A 35S-labelled synthetic oligonucleotide directed against part of the mRNA coding for the M1 subtype muscarinic receptor was used for in situ hybridization histochemistry in sections of human temporal cortex. M1 receptor mRNA was found in cell populations throughout the grey matter, especially in pyramidal cells. Quantitative densitometric analysis of autoradiograms was used to compare levels of this mRNA between Alzheimers disease and controls. A significant (2.7-fold) increase in hybridization signal was found in Alzheimers disease cases, both in absolute terms and relative to total polyadenylated mRNA as determined by hybridization with an oligodeoxythymidine probe. Elevated levels of muscarinic receptor mRNA may reflect up-regulation of transcription of this gene in response to the cholinergic deficits occurring in the disease.
Li et al. Journal of Translational Medicine 2013, 11:285 http://www.translational-medicine.com/content/11/1/285 RESEARCH Open Access Association of autoantibodies against the M2-muscarinic receptor with perinatal outcomes in women with severe preeclampsia Yanfang Li1†, Guiling Ma2†, Zhiyong Zhang2, Yin Yue2, Yuting Yuan2, Yidan Wang2, Guobin Miao2* and Lin Zhang2* Abstract Background: The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that autoantibodies against M2-muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (M2-AAB) are associated with severe preeclampsia and increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. Methods: We conducted a case-control study comparing 60 women with severe preeclampsia to 60 women with normal pregnancy and 60 non-pregnant controls. A peptide, corresponding to amino acid sequences of the second extracellular loops of the M2 receptor, was synthesized as antigen to test for the presence of autoantibodies, using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The frequency and titer of M2-AAB ...
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The present study on dilute suspensions of synaptosomes from rat hippocampus yields evidence that feedback regulation of acetylcholine release in this preparation is exerted by a muscarinic autoreceptor localized on the cholinergic nerve ending itself. A possible model for the sequence of events which may take place at the cholinergic nerve ending is presented. Fresh surgical material has been used to demonstrate that the release of acetylcholine in the human cerebral cortex is also regulated by presynaptic muscarinic receptors. An in vitro test system for the study of drugs which affect the release of acetylcholine has been developed. This system was used to examine the effect of a novel cholinergic ligand, N-methyl-N(l-methyl-4-pyrrolidino-2-butynyl) acetamide, on 3 the release of H-acetylcholine. This ligand appears to act as a presynaptic antagonist and a postsynaptic agonist.. ...
BioAssay record AID 142597 submitted by ChEMBL: Agonistic efficacy in human m1 muscarinic receptor which was expressed with the marker gene beta-galactosidase in NIH 3T3 cells. Maximal effect normalized to the effect of carbachol (%CCH)..
Functional selectivity, which highlights the ability of ligands to differentially activate the signalling pathways linked to G protein-couple receptors (GPCRs) has provided an avenue for developing ligands with greater safety profiles. Pilocarpine (Pilo), a non-selective muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) agonist has been shown to differentially activate G protein subtypes linked to the M3 mAChR. In this study the pharmacology of Pilo was further investigated using a number of readouts. When compared to methacholine (MCh), a reference agonist, Pilo appeared to preferentially stimulate inositol phosphates production than global receptor phosphorylation. The ligand also appeared to preferentially promote phosphorylation of Ser412 at the third intracellular loop of the receptor than Ser577 at the C-terminal tail. This differential phosphorylation may be linked to the fact that these residues are phosphorylated by distinct protein kinases. However, such preferential phosphorylation was not ...
Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors belong to a superfamily of seven-TM-domain receptors that interact with G-proteins to initiate intracellular responses. Five muscarinic receptor subtypes have been identified and named from M1 to M5. The M4 muscarinic receptor couples to Gi/o to inhibit cAMP p...
Selective agonists of the M1 subtype of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) may provide a novel approach for treatment of both psychosis and cognitive dis...
Mouse pancreatic islets were used to investigate how muscarinic stimulation influences the cytoplasmic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in insulin-secreting B-cells. In the absence of extracellular Ca2+, acetylcholine (ACh) triggered a transient, concentration-dependent and thapsigargin-inhibited increase in [Ca2+]i. In the presence of extracellular Ca2+ and 15 mM glucose, ACh induced a biphasic rise in [Ca2+]i. The initial, transient phase increased with the concentration of ACh, whereas the second, sustained, phase was higher at low (0.1-1 microM) than at high (, or = 10 microM) concentrations of ACh. Thapsigargin attenuated (did not suppress) the first phase of the [Ca2+]i rise and did not affect the sustained response. This sustained rise was inhibited by omission of extracellular Na+ (which prevents the depolarizing action of ACh) and by D600 or diazoxide (which prevent activation of voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels). During steady-state stimulation, the Ca2+ action potentials in B-cells were ...
In two papers in this issue (see Falkenburger et al. [Kinetics of M1 muscarinic receptor…] and Falkenburger et al. [Kinetics of PIP2 metabolism…]), the authors used all of the above-listed advances and performed a systematic analysis of the signal transmission process starting with M1 muscarinic receptors and mediated via Gq proteins to activation of PLCβ1 yielding to PtdIns(4,5)P2 hydrolysis and altered KCNQ channel activity. In a previous paper (Jensen et al., 2009), the authors measured the kinetic parameters of M1R activation, Gq conformational transition, PLC activation, PtdIns(4,5)P2 hydrolysis, and M current suppression after the application of 10 µM of the muscarinic agonist, oxotremorin, using the FRET approach for the individual steps outlined above. These studies measured activation and recovery rates (after removal of the stimulus) for each of the steps in this series of reactions and concluded that the rate-limiting step was the hydrolysis of PtdIns(4,5)P2 in the membrane. ...
Our laboratory is interested in the regulation of and mechanisms responsible for signal transduction in excitable cells. We have had a long-standing interest in the muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChR), which comprise a family of related receptor proteins which are the products of distinct genes. Muscarinic receptors can regulate the activity of enzymes involved in intracellular second messenger pathways, such as adenylyl and guanylyl cyclases, phospholipase C, phosphodiesterases, and protein kinases, and can also regulate the function of ion channels. The mAChR gene family produces these effects by interacting with the members of a second gene family, the GTP-binding coupling proteins (G-proteins), which are required for receptor function. We are using a combination of molecular genetic, immunological, biochemical, physiological, and behavioral studies to study the regulation of expression and mechanisms of action of the mAChR and G-proteins in the nervous system. There are several model ...
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Gautam Dinesh, Han Sung-Jun, Hamdan Fadi F., Jeon Jongrye, Li Bo, Li Jian Hua, Cui Yinghong, Mears David, Lu Huiyan, Deng Chuxia, Heard Thomas, Wess Jürgen, A critical role for β cell M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in regulating insulin release and blood glucose homeostasis in vivo, 10.1016/j.cmet.2006.04.009 ...
The muscarinic cholinergic receptors belong to a larger family of G protein-coupled receptors. The functional diversity of these receptors is defined by the binding of ac
CHF6366 is a novel bifunctional compound displaying both muscarinic receptor antagonist and β2-adrenergic receptor agonist properties (MABA), with the
Zhong P, Gu Z, Wang X, Jiang H, Feng J, Yan Z. Impaired modulation of GABAergic transmission by muscarinic receptors in a mouse transgenic model of Alzheimers disease ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - [3H]Pirenzepine and (-)-[3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate binding to rat cerebral cortical and cardiac muscarinic cholinergic sites. I. Characterization and regulation of agonist binding to putative muscarinic subtypes. AU - Watson, M.. AU - Yamamura, H. I.. AU - Roeske, W. R.. PY - 1986/1/1. Y1 - 1986/1/1. N2 - The binding and regulation of selected muscarinic agonists to putative subtypes in rat cerebral cortex and heart was studied. Parallel inhibition studies of [3H]pirenzepine ([3H]PZ) and (-)-[3H]quinuclidinylbenzilate [(-)-[3H]QNB]-labeled membranes were done with and without 30 μM guanyl-5-yl imidodiphosphate [Gpp(NH)p] at 25°C in 10 mM Na-K-phosphate buffer which enhances PZ binding affinity and in modified Krebs-phosphate buffer, which mimics physiological conditions. Classical agonists such as carbachol, oxotremorine and acetylcholine inhibited (-)-[3H]QNB binding to membranes with shallow Hill values (n(H) , 1), were better fit to a 2-state model, were Gpp(NH)p-regulated ...
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The binding of [3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate ([3H]QNB) to cardiac muscarinic receptors was inhibited not only by classical muscarinic antagonists but also by nicotinic blocking agents and inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase. Gallamine, pancuronium, ambenonium, and decamethonium were the most potent of these agents examined. All of the nicotinic antagonists with significant muscarinic receptor activity had two or three quaternary nitrogens, and the potency of a series of these compounds was a function of the distance between quaternary nitrogens. The effects of gallamine and pancuronium were studied in detail because these neuromuscular blocking agents showed heterogeneity in their binding to cardiac muscarinic receptors, whereas classical muscarinic antagonists such as QNB and atropine did not. Gallamine did not compete for all of the [3H]QNB binding sites on atrial membranes, but left at least 20% of [3H]QNB binding unaffected. Curves of pancuronium competition for [3H]QNB binding were shallow, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Muscarinic receptor dysfunction in asthma. AU - Fryer, Allison. AU - Costello, Richard W.. AU - Jacoby, David. PY - 2000. Y1 - 2000. N2 - Increased release of acetylcholine from the parasympathetic nerves may contribute to the hyperresponsiveness characteristic of asthma. Feedback of acetylcholine onto inhibitory M2 muscarinic receptors on the parasympathetic nerves decreases the further release of acetylcholine. Dysfunctions of these neuronal M2 receptors increases the release of acetylcholine and leads to hyperresponsiveness in animals. In antigen-challenged guinea pigs, hyperresponsiveness is entirely mediated by loss of M2 muscarinic receptor function. Loss of M2 receptor function is also associated with hyperresponsiveness in humans with asthma when they are exposed to ozone or have a naturally acquired viral infection. There are several different mechanisms for loss of M2 muscarinic receptor function, including blockade of the receptor by eosinophil major basic protein, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Molecular and pharmacological characterization of muscarinic receptor subtypes in a rat parotid gland cell line. T2 - Comparison with native parotid gland. AU - Bockman, Charles. AU - Bradley, Michael E.. AU - Dang, Herbert K.. AU - Zeng, Wanyun. AU - Scofield, Margaret A.. AU - Dowd, Frank J.. PY - 2001. Y1 - 2001. N2 - The molecular and pharmacological characteristics of muscarinic receptor subtypes in the rat parotid acinar cell line, PAR-C5, were determined and compared with native rat parotid glands to evaluate the PAR-C5 cell line as a model to study receptor-mediated secretion. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) identified mRNAs for M3, M4, and M5 receptor subtypes in both PAR-C5 cells and parotid glands. Specific [N-methyl-3H]scopolamine binding in PAR-C5 and parotid membranes was to a single class of sites with mean KD values of 0.38 and 0.64 nM, respectively. Binding affinities (KI values) of muscarinic receptor subtype-selective drugs were ...
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BioAssay record AID 141095 submitted by ChEMBL: Compound was evaluated for its inhibition of [3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate binding to label antagonist site (RQNB) in rat neocortex.
The muscarinic acetylcholine receptor mediates various cellular responses, including inhibition of adenylate cyclase, breakdown of phosphoinositides and modulation of potassium channels through the action of G proteins. Primary transducing effect is inhibition of adenylate cyclase.
Flp-In T-REx 293 cells expressing a wild type human M muscarinic acetylcholine receptor construct constitutively and able to express a Receptor Activated Solely by Synthetic Ligand (RASSL) form of this receptor on demand maintained response to the muscarinic agonist carbachol but developed response to clozapine-N-oxide only upon induction of the RASSL. The two constructs co-localized at the plasma membrane and generated strong ratiometric fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) signals consistent with direct physical interactions. Increasing levels of induction of the FRET-donor RASSL did not alter wild type receptor FRET-acceptor levels substantially. However, ratiometric FRET was modulated in a bell-shaped fashion with maximal levels of the donor resulting in decreased FRET. Carbachol, but not the antagonist atropine, significantly reduced the FRET signal. Cell surface homogenous time-resolved FRET, based on SNAP-tag technology and employing wild type and RASSL forms of the human M ...
The human neuroblastoma line SH-SY5Y expresses three muscarinic receptor genes (m1, m2, and m3). In this study, we have investigated the effect of agonist exposure on the steady state levels of each muscarinic receptor transcript, using a comparative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay that allows changes in levels of very rare transcripts to be monitored. Northern blot analysis of cellular RNA revealed the presence of m3 mRNA, whereas PCR amplification of SH-SY5Y cDNA additionally revealed the presence of m1 and m2 transcripts. Cell surface muscarinic receptor number, as assessed by N-[3H]methylscopolamine binding to whole cells, rapidly decreased to 42% of control levels within 1 hr of exposure to 100 microM carbachol; this was followed by a slower decline to 6% of control levels after 48 hr. Total receptor number, measured by binding of [3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate, showed a much slower decline to 21% of control levels after 48 hr of treatment. Comparative PCR analysis showed that each ...
Multiple allosteric sites on muscarinic receptors.: Proteins and small molecules are capable of regulating the agonist binding and function of G-protein coupled
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In PD long-term administration of drugs with an anticholinergic action is associated with increased Alzheimer-type pathology, with increased plaques and tangles [71]. Conversely, it has also been demonstrated that long-term exposure to nicotine (tobacco use) is associated with reduced AD pathology (Ap deposition) [72] and in the normal elderly to a greater preservation of neur on numbers in the substantia nigra. There is therefore a potential for the development of drugs which act selectively at muscarinic receptors, both neuroprotective (anti-Alzheimer pathology) Ml agonists [73] and therapeutically at other muscarinic receptor subtypes [74].. It was predicted in 1990 [75] that the cholinergic correlates of mental impairment in senile dementia of Lewy body type [and PD-D] together with the relative absence of cortical neurofibrillary tangles and evidence for postsynaptic cholinergic receptor compensation raise the question of whether this type of dementia may be more amenable to cholinotherapy ...