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Evidence for inhibitory effect of the agonist gaboxadol at human alpha 1 beta 2 gamma 2S GABAA receptors.
Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Department of Physiological Sciences, Lund University.
2003 (English)In: European Journal of Pharmacology, ISSN 0014-2999, E-ISSN 1879-0712, Vol. 478, no 1, 21-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Gaboxadol (THIP; 4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisoxazolo[5,4-c]pyridin-3-ol) is an agonist at GABA(A) receptors. THIP concentrations (0.01-50 mM) were applied rapidly to Sf9 cells expressing the human alpha(1)beta(2)gamma(2S) GABA(A) receptors. The EC(50) values for the peak current in THIP alone or THIP plus 1 microM diazepam were 154 and 53 microM, respectively. In supersaturating THIP (10-50 mM) the rate of current decay increased and an off-current developed when THIP was rapidly removed. The mean currents measured over the first 4 s in 10 mM and higher THIP concentrations were 0.6 or less of the 1 mM THIP mean current. Diazepam (1 microM) increased the 4 s mean current when evoked by 10 to 20 mM THIP but not 50 mM THIP. No similar effects on the current time-course were recorded in supersaturating gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) concentrations (50 and 80 mM). The results demonstrate an inhibitory as well as agonist effect of THIP at alpha(1)beta(2)gamma(2S) GABA(A) receptors.

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2003. Vol. 478, no 1, 21-6 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-182716PubMedID: 14555180OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-182716DiVA: diva2:560640
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