Differential Pharmacological Activity of JN403 between á7 and Muscle Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors

Authors
Arias, Hugo Ruben; de Rosa, Maria Jose; Bergé, Ignacio; Feuerbach, Dominik; Bouzat, Cecilia Beatriz
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The differential action of the novel agonist JN403 at neuronalα7 and muscle nicotinic receptors (AChRs)was explored by using a combination of functional and structural approaches. Single-channel recordings reveal that JN403 is a potent agonist of α7 but a very low-efficacy agonist of muscle AChRs. JN403 elicits detectable openings of α7 and muscle AChRs at concentrations∼1000-fold lower and∼20-fold higher, respectively, than that for ACh. Single-channel activity elicited by JN403 is very similar to that elicited by ACh in α7 but profoundly different in muscle AChRs, where openings are brief and infrequent and do not appear in clusters at any concentration. JN403 elicits single-channel activity of muscle AChRs lacking theεsubunit, with opening events being more frequent and prolonged than those of wild-type AChRs. This finding is in line with the molecular docking studies predicting that JN403 may form a hydrogen bond required for potent activation at the α−δ but not at the α−ε binding site. JN403 does not elicit detectable Ca2+ influx in muscle AChRs but inhibits (±)-epibatidine-elicited influx mainly by a noncompetitive mechanism. Such inhibition is compatible with single-channel recordings revealing that JN403 produces open-channel blockade and early termination of ACh-elicited clusters, and it is therefore also a potent desensitizing enhancer of muscle AChRs. The latter mechanism is supported by the JN403-induced increase in the level of binding of [3H]cytisine and [3H]TCP to resting AChRs. Elucidation of the differences in activity of JN403 between neuronal α7 and muscle AChRs provides further insights into mechanisms underlying selectivity for α7 AChRs.
Fil: Arias, Hugo Ruben. California Northstate University College of Medicine; Estados Unidos
Fil: de Rosa, Maria Jose. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico CONICET Bahía Blanca. Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas Bahía Blanca (i); Argentina
Fil: Bergé, Ignacio. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas. Centro Cientifico Tecnol.conicet - Bahia Blanca. Instituto de Invest.bioquimicas Bahia Blanca (i); Argentina
Fil: Feuerbach, Dominik. Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research; Suiza
Fil: Bouzat, Cecilia Beatriz. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas. Centro Cientifico Tecnol.conicet - Bahia Blanca. Instituto de Invest.bioquimicas Bahia Blanca (i); Argentina
Subject
RECEPTOR NICOTINICO
AGONISTA
PATCH CLAMP
RECEPTOR CYS-LOOP
Farmacología y Farmacia
Medicina Básica
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/4538