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Title: Absence of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors on ovine cerebral microvessels.
Austin Authors: Beart, P M;Sheehan, K A;Manallack, D T
Affiliation: University of Melbourne, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Unit, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Dec-1988
Publication information: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism : Official Journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism; 8(6): 879-82
Abstract: Radioreceptor methods were used to quantitate the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-complex of ovine cerebral microvessels and cerebral gray matter. Specific binding of D[3H]2-amino-5-phosphono-pentanoate and [3H]1-[1-(2-thienyl)cyclohexyl]piperidine, ligands for the NMDA primary acceptor site and ionophore, respectively, was found in cerebral gray matter but was not detectable in membranes prepared from brain microvessels enriched in capillaries. Sigma receptors, another locus of action for phencyclidine congeners, were also not present on microvessels but were found in cortical homogenates. On the other hand, cerebral microvessels and gray matter contained significant numbers of beta-adrenoceptors. Our results indicate the NMDA receptors and NMDA antagonists are unlikely to regulate the function of the cerebral microvasculature.
Gov't Doc #: 2848048
DOI: 10.1038/jcbfm.1988.146
Journal: Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Animals
Blood Vessels.analysis
Brain.blood supply
Brain Chemistry
Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate
Receptors, Neurotransmitter.analysis
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