By the use of combined radioreceptor binding and autoradiographic techniques we attempted to analyse the biochemical characteristics and the anatomical localization of GABA-B receptors in sections of rat circle of Willis and pialarachnoid arteries. 3H-GABA in the presence of 40 microM isoguvacine and 2.5 mM CaCl2 was used to label GABA-B receptor sites. Sections of rat cerebellar cortex were also processed as a reference tissue. No specific 3H-GABA binding was detectable either in radioreceptor binding or autoradiographic experiments. In contrast, the ligand was bound to sections of cerebellar cortex in a manner consistent with the labelling of GABA-B receptor sites. These findings indicate that cerebrovascular physiological responses to GABA are not linked, in the rat cerebrovascular tree, to the activation of GABA-B receptors.

Evidence against the existence of GABA-B receptor sites in rat cerebrovascular tree.

AMENTA, Francesco
1990

Abstract

By the use of combined radioreceptor binding and autoradiographic techniques we attempted to analyse the biochemical characteristics and the anatomical localization of GABA-B receptors in sections of rat circle of Willis and pialarachnoid arteries. 3H-GABA in the presence of 40 microM isoguvacine and 2.5 mM CaCl2 was used to label GABA-B receptor sites. Sections of rat cerebellar cortex were also processed as a reference tissue. No specific 3H-GABA binding was detectable either in radioreceptor binding or autoradiographic experiments. In contrast, the ligand was bound to sections of cerebellar cortex in a manner consistent with the labelling of GABA-B receptor sites. These findings indicate that cerebrovascular physiological responses to GABA are not linked, in the rat cerebrovascular tree, to the activation of GABA-B receptors.
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