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CHARACTERIZATION OF MUSCARINIC RECEPTORS IN GUINEA-PIG UTERUS

DOODS, HN., WILLIM, KD., BODDEKE, HWGM. & ENTZEROTH, M., 7-Dec-1993, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 250, 2, p. 223-230 8 p.

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To characterize the muscarinic receptor present in guinea-pig uterus smooth muscle the affinities of a series of 27 muscarinic receptor antagonists for M1 (rat cortex), M2 (rat heart), M3 (rat submandibular gland), m4 (transfected in CHO cells) and muscarinic binding sites in guinea-pig uterus smooth muscle were determined in radioligand binding studies. In addition, functional experiments were performed to assess pK(B) values of the antagonist for muscarinic receptors in guinea-pig atrium and uterus. The results obtained are consistent with the presence Of M2 receptors in the uterus through which the functional contractile response is mediated. Correlation coefficients of 0.98, 0.91 and 0.91 were calculated for the following linear regressions: pK(i) uterus vs. pK(i) M2, pK(B) uterus vs. pK(i) M2 and pK(B) uterus vs. pK(B) atrium. This study also revealed that the compounds dicyclomine, DAU 5884, DAU 6202 as well as AQ-RA 721 could distinguish m4 from M2 sites and are therefore important tools to characterize muscarinic receptor subtypes. In addition, DAU 5884 and DAU 6202 have been identified as highly potent M1 selective antagonists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Pharmacology
Volume250
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 7-Dec-1993

    Keywords

  • MUSCARINIC RECEPTOR, SMOOTH MUSCLE, UTERUS, MUSCARINIC M2 RECEPTOR, M4 BINDING SITE, TRACHEAL SMOOTH-MUSCLE, SELECTIVE ANTAGONISTS, BINDING, SUBTYPES, CELLS, HETEROGENEITY, INHIBITION, GENERATION, M1

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