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    ABSTRACT: Sumatriptan is a 5-HT1B/1D-receptor agonist which also has affinity for 5-HT1F-receptors. The vasoconstrictor effects of sumatriptan are thought to be 5-HT1B-receptor mediated and these receptors have been shown to be expressed in human cranial blood vessels. However, in the same tissue mRNA coding for 5-HT1F-receptors has also been identified and this study addresses the possibility of whether 5-HT1F-receptor activation contributes to vasoconstriction. The ability of two selective 5-HT1B/1D-receptor antagonists (GR125,743 and GR127,935) with no affinity for 5-HT1F-receptors, to inhibit sumatriptan evoked contractions in human isolated middle meningeal artery was investigated. Using a series of 5-HT1B/1D-receptor agonists (sumatriptan, zolmitriptan, CP122,288, L-741,519 and L-741,604), some with high affinity for 5-HTIF-receptors and the non-selective 5-HT-receptor agonists 5-HT and 5-CT, we compared the vasoconstrictor potency of these drugs in human isolated middle meningeal artery with their affinities at cloned human 5-HT1B-, 5-HT1D-and 5-HT1F-receptors expressed in CHO cell lines. GR125,743 antagonized sumatriptan evoked contractions in a competitive manner (apparent pA2 9.1) and GR127,935 antagonized sumatriptan-induced responses in a non-competitive manner (reducing the maximum contraction to 27%). There was a significant correlation between vasoconstrictor potency and 5-HT1B-receptor affinity (r=0.93, P=0.002) but not with 5-HT1D- or 5-HT1F-receptor affinity (r=0.74, P=0.06; r= 0.31, P= 0.49, respectively). These experiments show that in human middle meningeal artery vasoconstriction to sumatriptan-like agents is 5-HT1B-receptor mediated with little if any contribution from 5-HT1F-receptor activation.
    British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 02/1999; 47(1):75-82. · 3.69 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, the binding of [3H]5-HT to the cloned dog 5-hydroxytryptamine1B (dog 5-HT1B) receptor, stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells (ATCC CCL 61)(CHO-K1), was characterised and its pharmacology compared with that of the cloned human and rat 5-HT1B receptors. [3H]5-HT specifically labeled, with high affinity, an apparently homogeneous population of binding sites in the dog 5-HT1B receptor cell line yielding a pKd of 8.1. [3H]5-HT inhibition and agonist-induced [35S] guanosine 5'[gamma-thio] triphosphate ([35S]GTPgammaS) binding studies revealed comparable results with the human but not the rat 5-HT1B receptor. In all three recombinant receptor cell lines, methiothepin displayed inverse agonism and GR127935 (N-[4-methoxy-3-(4-methyl-1-piperizinyl)phenyl]-2'-methyl-4'-(5-me thyl-1,2,4-oxadiazole-3-yl)[1,1'-biphenyl]-carboxamide) weak partial agonism.
    European Journal of Pharmacology 11/1998; 360(1):117-21. · 2.59 Impact Factor