Volatile general anaesthetic actions on recombinant nACh(α7), 5-HT3 and chimeric nACh(α7)-5-HT3 receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes

Li Zhang, Murat Oz, Randall R. Stewart, Robert W. Peoples, Forrest F. Weight

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Abstract

The effect of halothane and isoflurane was studied on the function of recombinant neurotransmitter receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Both anaesthetics inhibited nicotinic acetylcholine type α7 (nACh(α7)) receptor-mediated responses, potentiated 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 (5-HT3) receptor-mediated responses at low agonist concentrations, and inhibited the function of a chimeric receptor (with the N-terminal domain from the nACh(α7) receptor and the transmembrane and C-terminal domains from the 5-HT3 receptor) in a manner similar to that of the nACh(α7) receptor. Since the N-terminal domain of the chimeric receptor was from the nACh(α7) receptor, the observations suggest that the inhibition involves the N-terminal domain of the receptor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Pharmacology
Volume120
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor
  • Acetylcholine receptor
  • Anaesthetics
  • Ion channels
  • Molecular chimera
  • Receptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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