Title:  The effect of temperature on CL 218872 and propyl beta-carboline-3-carboxylate inhibition of [3H]-flunitrazepam binding in rat brain
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Issue Date:  1982
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BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Citation:  The effect of temperature on CL 218872 and propyl beta-carboline-3-carboxylate inhibition of [3H]-flunitrazepam binding in rat brain / Gee K W; Morelli M; Yamamura H I. - In: BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 0006-291X. - 105:4(1982), pp. 1532-1537.
Abstract:  The competitive inhibition of [3H]-flunitrazepam binding by CL 218872 and propyl beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (PCC), non-benzodiazepine compounds that show differential affinities for benzodiazepine (BZD) receptor subtypes, was studied in the rat cerebral cortex and hippocampus at different temperatures of incubation. The potency of both inhibitors was significantly greater at 0° than at 37°C. The magnitude of temperature induced enhancement of potency may correlate with the pharmacological efficacy of compounds that interact with BZD receptors. Hill slopes for CL 218872 shifted from 0.52 to 0.97 in the cerebral cortex when incubations were performed at 0° and 37°C, respectively. Hill values for PCC changed from 0.68 to 0.93 under similar temperature conditions. These observations suggest the presence of a homogenous population of benzodiazepine receptors at physiological temperatures or the inability of CL 218872 and PCC to distinguish between receptor subtypes at 37°C.
URI:  http://hdl.handle.net/11584/35993
Type: 1.1 Articolo in rivista

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