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Chronic treatment with flumazenil enhances binding sites for convulsants at recombinant alpha1 beta2 gamma2s GABA-A receptors


Peričić, Danka; Lazić, Josipa; Švob Štrac, Dubravka
Chronic treatment with flumazenil enhances binding sites for convulsants at recombinant alpha1 beta2 gamma2s GABA-A receptors // Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy, 59 (2005), 7; 408-414 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Chronic treatment with flumazenil enhances binding sites for convulsants at recombinant alpha1 beta2 gamma2s GABA-A receptors

Autori
Peričić, Danka ; Lazić, Josipa ; Švob Štrac, Dubravka

Izvornik
Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy (0753-3322) 59 (2005), 7; 408-414

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Binding sites for convulsants; chronic flumazenil; GABA-A receptor recombinant

Sažetak
GABA-A receptors mediate most of the fast inhibitory neurotransmission in the brain. Prolonged occupancy of these receptors by ligands leads to regulatory changes often resulting in reduction of receptor function. The mechanism of these changes is still unknown. In this study, stably transfected human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells were used as a model to study the effects of prolonged flumazenil (antagonist of benzodiazepine binding sites at GABA-A receptors) exposure on the recombinant alpha1 beta2 gamma2S GABA-A receptors, the most common type of GABA-A receptors found in the brain. Exposure (48 h) of HEK 293 cells stably expressing recombinant alpha1 beta2 gamma2S GABA-A receptors to flumazenil (1 or 5 microM) in the presence of GABA (1 microM), enhanced the maximum number (Bmax) without affecting the affinity (Kd) of [3H]TBOB labelled binding sites for convulsants. Diazepam (1 nM - 1 mM) in the presence of GABA (1 microM) modulated [3H]TBOB binding to control and flumazenil pretreated cells according to a two-site model. No significant differences between the groups were observed in either the potency or efficacy of diazepam to modulate [3H]TBOB binding, as evidenced by a lack of significant changes between their IC50 and Imax values. The results suggest that chronic exposure of HEK 293 cells stably expressing recombinant alpha1 beta2 gamma2S GABA-A receptors to flumazenil up-regulates the binding sites for convulsants, but it does not appear to affect the functional coupling between these sites and benzodiazepine binding sites. Along with our recent data, these results suggest that chronic treatment with flumazenil enhances the number of GABA-A receptors.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0098103

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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