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Poly(A)+ RNA from bovine retina expressed gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-activated membrane current responses in Xenopus oocytes, consisting of two pharmacologically distinct components. One component (IG-Aret) was mediated by GABAA receptors, and the other component (KG-BR) by atypical GABA receptors that were resistant to inhibition by bicuculline and insensitive to activation by baclofen. To further characterize the bicuculline/baclofen-insensitive GABA receptors, electrical recordings were made measuring the sensitivity of IG-BR to two Cl- channel inhibitors, t-butylbicyclophosphorothionate (TBPS) and picrotoxin. For purposes of comparison, effects of TBPS and picrotoxin were also assayed on currents mediated by GABAA receptors expressed in oocytes by rat cerebral cortex RNA (IG-Actx). The main finding of this study was that TBPS was a surprisingly weak inhibitor of IG-BR, whereas IG-Actx was potently suppressed. Assays on maximum responses indicated that IG-Actx was at least 500 times more sensitive to TBPS than was IG-BR (IC50 values of approximately 0.2 microM and greater than 50 microM, respectively). Moreover, inhibition of IG-Actx by micromolar concentrations of TBPS was largely insurmountable, whereas the weak inhibitory effects on IG-BR showed strong dependence on agonist concentration. For example, 10 microM TBPS reduced maximum IG-Actx by greater than 90%, an effect that was not significantly reversed by 10-fold increases in the concentration of agonist. In contrast, the same concentration of TBPS caused a 2-fold increase in the EC50 for IG-BR but had only marginal (less than 5%) inhibitory effects on maximum responses. Picrotoxin inhibited both types of current, but assays on maximum responses indicated that IG-Actx was approximately 30 times more sensitive than IG-BR (IC50 values of approximately 1 and 30 microM, respectively). Inhibitory effects of picrotoxin on IG-BR again showed strong dependence on agonist concentration, but in this case there was also a clear insurmountable component. Comparisons between IG-Actx and IG-Aret suggested that GABAA receptors expressed by either brain or retina RNA showed approximately the same sensitivity to TBPS and picrotoxin. Our experiments indicate that the bicuculline/baclofen-insensitive GABA receptors expressed by retina RNA differ markedly from GABAA receptors in their sensitivity to TBPS and picrotoxin. Defining the structural features responsible for these differences at the molecular level will provide a further means of investigating the complex mechanisms underlying interactions between inhibitors and GABA-activated Cl- channels.
Voxel-based morphometry (VBM) studies have interpreted longitudinal medication- or behaviorally induced changes observed on T1-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRIs) as changes in neuronal structure. Although neurogenesis or atrophy certainly occurs, the use of T1-weighted scans to identify change in brain structure in vivo in humans has vulnerability: the T1 relaxation time for arterial blood and gray matter are not clearly distinguishable and therefore, apparent reported structural findings might be at least partially related to changes in blood flow or other physiological signals. To examine the hypothesis that apparent structural modifications may reflect changes introduced by additional mechanisms irrespective of potential neuronal growth/atrophy, we acquired a high-resolution T1-weighted structural scan and a 5-min perfusion fMRI scan (a measurement of blood flow), before and after administration of an acute pharmacological manipulation. In a within-subject design, 15 subjects were either un-medicated or were administered a 20 mg dose of baclofen (an FDA-approved anti-spastic) approximately 110 min before acquiring a T1-weighted scan and a pseudo continuous arterial spin labeled perfusion fMRI scan. Using diffeomorphic anatomical registration through exponentiated lie algebra within SPM7, we observed macroscopic, and therefore implausible, baclofen-induced decreases in VBM 'gray matter' signal in the dorsal rostral anterior cingulate (family wise error corrected at p<0.04, T = 6.54, extent: 1,460 voxels) that overlapped with changes in blood flow. Given that gray matter reductions are unlikely following a single dose of medication these findings suggest that changes in blood flow are masquerading as reductions in gray matter on the T1-weighted scan irrespective of the temporal interval between baseline measures and longitudinal manipulations. These results underscore the crucial and immediate need to develop in vivo neuroimaging biomarkers for humans that can uniquely capture changes in neuronal structure dissociable from those related to blood flow or other physiological signals.
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Once-daily baclofen SR and GRS are efficacious, convenient, and better-tolerated alternatives to baclofen IR in patients with neurogenic spasticity.
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Non-acid GERC had the similar cough character, cough symptom score, and capsaicin cough sensitivity to acid GERC. However, non-acid GERC had less frequent regurgitation (15.8% vs 57.1%, χ(2) = 13.346, P = 0.000) and heartburn (7.9% vs 32.7%, χ(2) = 7.686, P = 0.006), and lower GerdQ score (7.4 ± 1.4 vs 10.6 ± 2.1, t = -6.700, P = 0.003) than acid GERC. Moreover, MII-pH revealed more weakly acidic reflux episodes, gas reflux episodes and a higher symptom association probability (SAP) for non-acid reflux but lower DeMeester score, acidic reflux episodes and SAP for acid reflux in non-acid GERC than in acid GERC. Non-acid GERC usually responded to the standard anti-reflux therapy but with delayed cough resolution or attenuation when compared with acid GERC. Fewer patients with non-acid GERC needed an augmented acid suppressive therapy or treatment with baclofen.
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Glutamate-containing pyramidal neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPfc) project to the ventral tegmental area (VTA) where they synapse on mesocorticolimbic dopamine containing cell bodies and GABA interneurons. In the present study we employed dual probe microdialysis in intact conscious rat brain to investigate the effects of intra-mPfc perfusion with a depolarising concentration of potassium chloride (KCl) (100 mM, 20 min) alone and in the presence of local GABA(A) and GABA(B) receptor blockade on VTA glutamate release. Intra-mPfc KCl transiently increased VTA glutamate release (+71.48+/-14.29%, 20 min). Intra-mPfc perfusion with a concentration of the GABA(A) receptor antagonist bicuculline (10 microM, 120 min) did not influence the intra-mPfc KCl-induced increase in VTA glutamate release (+102.35+/-33.61%, 20 min). In contrast, intra-mPfc perfusion with a concentration of the GABA(B) receptor antagonist CGP35348 (100 microM, 120 min) which when given alone did not influence basal glutamate levels in the VTA was associated with an enhanced KCl-induced stimulation of VTA glutamate release (+375.19+/-89.69%, 40 min). Furthermore, this enhancement was reversed in the presence of the selective GABA(B) receptor agonist baclofen (10 microM, 120 min). The present findings suggest a key role for the prefrontal cortex in the regulation of glutamate release in the VTA. Furthermore, we demonstrate a selective cortical GABA(B) receptor-mediated inhibition of glutamate transmission in the VTA. These findings may be important in the context of abnormalities in amino acid neurotransmission at the network level in schizophrenia.
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All 36 patients had decreased spasticity and retained ambulatory function. Three of the 36 patients eventually became paraplegic related to underlying disease progression.
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Baclofen is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant with a short elimination half-life, which results in frequent daily dosing and subsequent poor patient compliance. The narrow absorption window of baclofen in the upper gastrointestinal tract limits its formulation as extended release dosage forms. In this study, baclofen extended release superporous hydrogel (SPH) systems, including conventional SPH, SPH composite and SPH hybrid (SPHH), were prepared aiming to increase the residence of baclofen at its absorption window. The applicability of different polymers, namely, gellan gum, guar gum, polyvinyl alcohol and gelatin, was investigated in preparation of SPHH systems. The prepared SPH systems were evaluated regarding weight and volume swelling ratio, porosity, mechanical properties, incorporation efficiency, degree of erosion and drug release. In vivo assessment was performed in dogs to evaluate gastric residence time by X-ray studies. In addition, the oral bioavailability of baclofen relative to commercially available Lioresal® immediate release tablets was also investigated. The novel baclofen gellan SPHH cross linked with calcium chloride was characterized by optimum mechanical properties, acceptable swelling properties as well as extended drug release. It also exhibited a prolonged plasma profile when compared to twice daily administered Lioresal®.
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An unfiltered literature search of the term 'tizanidine' was undertaken on the Medline database resulting in 311 papers. As the review focused on tizanidine clinical pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and tolerability, with comparisons limited to the oral antispastic agents baclofen, diazepam, and dantrolene, 53 articles were selected for detailed assessment.
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Treatment of mice with DSP4 (a neurotoxin that abolishes the presynaptic noradrenergic neuron; Dooley et al., 1983) resulted in: (A) a decrease in the Bmax for the low affinity GABA-B receptor site in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, whereas the Bmax for the high affinity GABA-B receptor site was unaffected; (B) a greater potentiation of norepinephrine stimulated adenylate cyclase by baclofen in cerebral cortex slices; and (C) a decrease in the Bmax for both the high and low affinity GABA-A receptor sites in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. These data, coupled with previous work from our laboratory, suggest that the GABA-B receptor may be associated with both the noradrenergic nerve terminal and the post-synaptic neuron receiving noradrenergic input, whereas the GABA-A receptor may be associated with the noradrenergic nerve terminal. These data further suggest a functional coupling between the noradrenergic and GABA-ergic systems.