The effects of aripiprazole, S33592, bifeprunox, N-desmethylclozapine and preclamol acting as partial agonists on recombinant D(2L) and D(3) receptors expressed both separately and concomitantly in COS-7 cells are evaluated here. Aripiprazole, S33592, bifeprunox, N-desmethylclozapine and preclamol behave as partial agonists on D(2L) receptors coupled with adenylyl cyclase, but they behave as antagonists on co-expression of D(3) with D(2L) receptors. These data raise the intriguing hypothesis that antipsychotic actions of "partial agonists" such as aripiprazole may not reflect inefficient stimulation of D(2) and/or D(3) receptors but, by analogy with other antipsychotics, may instead represent a blockade of D(2)/D(3) heterodimers (and/or D(3) receptors) that are "weakly" coupled to transduction mechanisms postsynaptically of the dopaminergic pathway.
|Autori:||MAGGIO R; NOVI F; ROSSI M; CORSINI G.U.; MILLAN MJ|
|Titolo:||Partial agonist actions at dopamine D2L receptors are modified by co-transfection of D3 receptors: potential role of heterodimer formation|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|