Effect of PCP and sigma ligands on both noradrenaline- and electrically-induced contractions and on [H-3]-noradrenaline uptake in rat vas deferens

Pubill, D; Canudas, AM; Sureda, FX; Camins, A; Pallas, M; Escubedo, E; Camarasa, J


1 Electrically induced contractions of the epididymal portion of rat vas deferens were potentiated in concentration-dependent manner (0.1-30 mu M) by different sigma and PCP receptor ligands (PCP, TCP, (+)-MK-801, dextromethorphan and (+)-3-PPP); dextrorphan did it in a minor extent. 2 Sigma and PCP receptor ligands also potentiated the effect of noradrenaline, inducing a reduction of the noradrenaline EC50 value in the rat vas deferens. The rank order of potencies was: PCP > TCP > (+)-3-PPP > (+)-MK-801 > dextrorphan > > > dextrometorphan, 3 In contrast, haloperidol (1 mu M), a sigma receptor ligand, inhibited both the neurogenic and noradrenaline-induced responses in this tissue. 4 The effect of PCP and sigma receptor ligands on noradrenaline uptake was evaluated. All compounds tested, including haloperidol, inhibited the tritiated noradrenaline incorporation to the tissue. IC50 values were in the micromolar range, between 1.09 mu M for dextrophan and 18 mu M for dextrometorphan. 5 It is concluded that a direct interaction with the noradrenaline uptake system is involved in the potentiating effect of some sigma and PCP receptor ligands in the epididymal portion of rat vas deferens.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000076300900006 Not found in local WOS DB
Volumen: 18
Número: 4
Editorial: Blackwell Science Ltd
Fecha de publicación: 1998
Página de inicio: 239
Página final: 244


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