• ligand
  • Efficacy is defined as the ability of a ligand to elicit a response upon binding to a receptor ( Stephenson, 1956 ) and is arguably the most important parameter for optimization in novel agonist drugs. (aspetjournals.org)
  • 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. (le.ac.uk)
  • By contrast, nicotinic receptors use a ligand-gated ion channel mechanism for signaling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Binding of the endogenous ligand acetylcholine to the M5 receptor triggers a number of cellular responses such as adenylate cyclase inhibition, phosphoinositide degradation, and potassium channel modulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ionotropic receptors are also called Ligand-gated ion channels and they can be excited by neurotransmitters (ligands) like glutamate and aspartate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ligand-gated ion channels (LGICs) are one type of ionotropic receptor or channel-linked receptor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The direct link between ligand binding and opening or closing of the ion channel, which is characteristic of ligand-gated ion channels, is contrasted with the indirect function of metabotropic receptors, which use second messengers. (wikipedia.org)
  • secretion
  • Muscarinic agonists in sufficient dosage can increase secretion of exocrine glands, such as salivary and sweat glands and increase tone of the smooth muscle in the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. (drugbank.ca)
  • The M1 receptors are common in secretory glands (exocrine glands such as salivary and sweat glands), and their activation results in an increase in secretion from the secretory glands. (drugbank.ca)
  • The M3 receptors are found on smooth muscles and in many glands which help to stimulate secretion in salivary glands, and their activation generally results in smooth muscle contraction and increased glandular secretions. (drugbank.ca)
  • It also inhibits production of amyloidogenic A beta peptide and increases secretion of soluble amyloid precursor protein via stimulation of the M1 receptor as well. (wikipedia.org)
  • These receptors are highly expressed on pancreatic beta cells and are critical regulators of glucose homoestasis by modulating insulin secretion. (wikipedia.org)
  • The muscarinic M3 receptor regulates insulin secretion from the pancreas and are an important target for understanding the mechanisms of type 2 diabetes mellitus. (wikipedia.org)
  • The M3 receptors are also located in many glands, both endocrine and exocrine glands, and help to stimulate secretion in salivary glands and other glands of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pharmacology
  • Partitioning of a drug into the membrane compartment not only potentially depletes drug from the aqueous compartment but also concentrates drug in the local environment around the receptor, which may alter the observed pharmacology of a compound ( Sargent and Schwyzer, 1986 ), particularly if the drug is able to access the target receptor from this compartment. (aspetjournals.org)
  • mAChR
  • This mutant receptor was phosphorylated in response to CNO stimulation in a similar manner as the wild-type M3 mAChR responding to ACh. (le.ac.uk)
  • Similar results were obtained for LY2033298 at the M4 mAChR which suggest that allosteric modulators do not promote a receptor conformation that increases the accessibility of phosphorylation sites to protein kinases. (le.ac.uk)
  • ligands
  • 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. (le.ac.uk)
  • In this case, binding of the ligands with the receptor causes an ion channel to open, permitting either one or more specific type(s) of ion (e.g. (wikipedia.org)
  • The lack of selective M5 receptor ligands is one of the main reasons that the medical community has such a limited understanding of the M5 receptors effects as the possibility that any and/or all effects of non-selective ligands may be due to interactions with other receptors can not be ruled out. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ligands that bind and activate these receptors include light-sensitive compounds, odors, pheromones, hormones, and neurotransmitters, and vary in size from small molecules to peptides to large proteins. (wikipedia.org)
  • bronchoconstriction
  • Because the M3 receptor is Gq-coupled and mediates an increase in intracellular calcium, it typically causes constriction of smooth muscle, such as that observed during bronchoconstriction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vagally-induced bronchoconstriction Mediating olfactory behaviors (e.g. aggression, mating) A structural homolog of M1 receptor is expressed in unicellular eukaryotes, such as Acanthamoeba castellanii. (wikipedia.org)
  • synthesis
  • However, with respect to vasculature, activation of M3 on vascular endothelial cells causes increased synthesis of nitric oxide, which diffuses to adjacent vascular smooth muscle cells and causes their relaxation and vasodilation, thereby explaining the paradoxical effect of parasympathomimetics on vascular tone and bronchiolar tone. (wikipedia.org)
  • parasympathetic
  • In animals CI-1017 improves learning and memory and increases the electrical activity of the hippocampus through activation of the M1 receptor, while minimally producing parasympathetic side effects and only at very high doses. (wikipedia.org)
  • They play several roles, including acting as the main end-receptor stimulated by acetylcholine released from postganglionic fibers in the parasympathetic nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Peripheral autonomic fibers (sympathetic and parasympathetic fibers) are categorized anatomically as either preganglionic or postganglionic fibers, then further generalized as either adrenergic fibers, releasing noradrenaline, or cholinergic fibers, both releasing acetylcholine and expressing acetycholine receptors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another role for these receptors is at the junction of the innervated tissues and the postganglionic neurons in the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is also some evidence for postsynaptic receptors on sympathetic neurons allowing the parasympathetic nervous system to inhibit sympathetic effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Inhibit
  • Experiments in mice have found that M1 and M3 receptor agonists inhibit the formation of amyloid-beta and target GSK-3B. (wikipedia.org)
  • M2 and M4 receptors interact with Gi proteins to inhibit adenylyl cyclase, which results in a decrease of intracellular concentration of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). (wikipedia.org)
  • intrinsic efficacy
  • When efficacy was compared with the dissociation rate constant, however, the two were highly correlated, suggesting a relationship between the duration of agonist binding at the receptor and the intrinsic efficacy. (aspetjournals.org)
  • mediate
  • C-fibers that mediate itch have extremely low conduction velocities (mean, 0.5 m/s), approximately half those of mechano-heat nociceptors, and receptor fields that are approximately three times larger (up to 85 mm in diameter). (asahq.org)
  • Muscarinic receptors mediate many of the effects of acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • stimulate
  • This is due in part because sigma-1 agonists stimulate the anti-apoptoic factor Bcl-2 due to reactive oxygen species dependent transcriptional activation of nuclear factor kB. (wikipedia.org)
  • M1, M3 and M5 interact with Gq proteins to stimulate phosphoinositide hydrolysis and the release of intracellular calcium. (wikipedia.org)
  • This gene is a member of the family of human serotonin receptors, which are G protein-coupled receptors that stimulate cAMP production in response to serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine). (wikipedia.org)
  • molecule
  • In this case, once the receptor has been activated and the signal transduced, it must be reset by dissociation of the agonist before another activation event can be initiated by binding of another agonist molecule. (aspetjournals.org)
  • membrane
  • It's now known that muscarinic acetylcholine receptors also appear on the pre-synaptic membrane of somatic neurons in the neuro-muscular junction, where they are involved in the regulation of acetylcholine release. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, a membrane receptor is part of the molecular machinery that allows cells to communicate with one another. (wikipedia.org)
  • The influx of ions through ion channels opened due to the binding of neurotransmitters to specific receptors can change the membrane potential of a neuron. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, the postsynaptic neuron, the one receiving the message, clusters NT receptors at this specific place in its membrane. (wikipedia.org)
  • NT receptors can be inserted into any region of the neuron's membrane such as dendrites, axons, and the cell body. (wikipedia.org)
  • neuron
  • However, the subsequent hyperpolarization (IPSP) and slow depolarization (Slow EPSP) that represent the recovery of the postganglionic neuron from stimulation are actually mediated by muscarinic receptors, types M2 and M1 respectively (discussed below). (wikipedia.org)