Pharmacological differentiation of the effects of co-activation of beta-adrenergic and metabotropic glutamate receptors in rat hippocampus.

Gereau RW, Winder DG, Conn PJ
Neurosci Lett. 1995 186 (2-3): 119-22

PMID: 7777178 · DOI:10.1016/0304-3940(95)11300-l

Activation of metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) can potentiate the cAMP response elicited by activation of beta-adrenergic receptors (beta ARs) in the hippocampus. We have shown that co-activation of mGluRs and beta ARs induces both an acute depression of excitatory synaptic transmission and a long-lasting excitation of CA1 pyramidal cells. However, these studies were performed using a non-selective mGluR agonist. We have now used subtype selective mGluR agonists, and report that while the acute depression of transmission exhibits a pharmacology consistent with mediation by this mGluR subtype, the lasting excitation of CA1 pyramidal cells may be mediated by an interaction between beta ARs and mGluRs that are coupled to phosphoinositide hydrolysis.

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Adrenergic beta-Agonists Animals Cyclopropanes Evoked Potentials Glycine Hippocampus In Vitro Techniques Isoproterenol Male Pyramidal Cells Rats Rats, Sprague-Dawley Receptors, Adrenergic, beta Receptors, Metabotropic Glutamate Resorcinols Synapses Synaptic Transmission

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