The ability of various compounds to stimulate cyclic GMP accumulation was studied in neuronal and astrocyte-enriched primary cultures from rat cerebrum. Glutamate was the only agonist eliciting a response in neurons whereas several agonists had an effect in astrocytes but only those due to norepinephrine and glutamate were of considerable magnitude. The responses were markedly inhibited by the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor NG-monomethyl-L-arginine. The effect of glutamate appears to be mediated predominantly by NMDA receptors in neurons and by quisqualate AMPA-insensitive receptors in astrocytes. © 1992.
|Journal||Biochem. biophys. res. commun.|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Feb 1992|