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J Neurophysiol. 1995 Feb;73(2):907-10.

Cannabinoid agonists inhibit the activation of 5-HT3 receptors in rat nodose ganglion neurons.

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Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.

Abstract

1. Effects of cannabinoid agonists on the serotonin (5-HT)3 receptor-mediated current were investigated in rat nodose ganglion neurons. Anandamide, Win 55212-2, and CP55940 inhibited the 5-HT-induced current in a concentration dependent manner. IC50 values were 190, 310, and 94 nM for anandamide, Win 55212-2, and CP55940, respectively, and 1.6 microM for the nonpsychoactive enantiomer CP56667. This inhibition was slowly developing, noncompetitive, not dependent on membrane potential, and not affected by adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) analogues, guanosine-5'-O-(2-thiodiphosphate) (GDP-beta-S), and opioid receptor antagonist naltrexone. These data suggest that 5-HT3 receptor ion-channel is a site acted upon by cannabinoid agonists in the nervous system, and the action of cannabinoid agonists on 5-HT3 receptors may be a possible mechanism for some of the behavioral effects of cannabinoids, such as antiemesis and analgesia.

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