Active substance: Gabapentin
Although gabapentin appears to have diverse therapeutic utility in the treatment of pain disorders, psychiatric illnesses and epilepsy, there is controversy regarding its molecular mechanisms of action.
Whether the actions of gabapentin and pregabalin are mediated through GABAergic mechanisms or GABA receptors remains particularly contentious.
Functional data from studies on gabapentin and pregabalin also support this contention. Additionally, gabapentin and pregabalin inhibited multiple firing of action potentials evoked by 300 ms depolarising current commands in cultured sensory DRG neurones.
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Each symbol represents a result from a different experiment. Full size image Our previous studies have focused on the inhibitory effects of gabapentin 0. We had two specific aims for this project. The second aim was to further evaluate GABA receptors as target sites for these drugs in sensory neurones.
This latter element to the study was conducted because it has been proposed that specific GABAB receptors with a gb 1 a-gb 2 heterodimer composition are the sites of agonist activity of gabapentin.
However, in certain situations gabapentin and the GABAB receptor agonist, baclofen, have different actions.
Application for 3 minutes, of either pregabalin PGB; 2. Pregabalin 2.
Similarly, 3 minutes application of pregabalin 25 nM — 2. The inhibitory actions of pregabalin were not accompanied by any shift in the voltage-dependence of activation for ICa or by any change in holding or leak currents.
A very low concentration of pregabalin 0. It was also apparent that there was considerable variability in the sensitivity of the DRG neurones to any given dose of pregabalin.
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