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Presence of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in neuroblastoma x glioma hybrid NG108-15 cells-analysis using [45Ca2+]influx and [3H]MK-801 binding as functional measures.

Authors
  • Ohkuma, S
  • Katsura, M
  • Chen, D Z
  • Chen, S H
  • Kuriyama, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Molecular Brain Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1994
Volume
22
Issue
1-4
Pages
166–172
Identifiers
PMID: 7912400
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the present study, we have attempted to clarify whether neuroblastoma glioma hybrid NG 108-15 cells (NG cells) possess the NMDA receptor complex using [45Ca2+]influx and [3H]MK-801 binding as functional measures. Glutamate and NMDA dose-dependently increased [45Ca2+]influx and these increases were further enhanced by glycine. Scatchard analysis revealed the presence of a high-affinity binding site for [3H]MK-801 with a KD of 18.8 nM and a Bmax of 0.328 pmol/mg protein. This [3H]MK-801 binding was also increased by NMDA in a dose-dependent manner and this increase was further enhanced by glycine. Both ketamine and MK-801 inhibited glutamate- and NMDA-induced [45Ca2+]influx as well as the increase of [3H]MK-801 binding in a dose-dependent manner. Similarly, Mg2+ and Zn2+ dose-dependently reduced both glutamate-induced [45Ca2+]influx and [3H]MK-801 binding. Spermine, one of the polyamines, showed a biphasic stimulatory effects on glutamate-induced [45Ca2+]influx and [3H]MK-801 binding. These results indicate that NG cells possess a pharmacologically distinct NMDA receptor complex and suggest that these cells may be useful for the analyses on pharmacological and biochemical characteristics of the NMDA receptor complex.

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