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Biophys J. 1998 Mar;74(3):1305-19.

Two blocking sites of amino-adamantane derivatives in open N-methyl-D-aspartate channels.

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Institute of General Pathology and Pathophysiology, Moscow, Russia.

Abstract

Using whole-cell patch-clamp techniques, we studied the blockade of open N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) channels by amino-adamantane derivatives (AADs) in rat hippocampal neurons acutely isolated by the vibrodissociation method. The rapid concentration-jump technique was used to replace superfusion solutions. A kinetic analysis of the interaction of AAD with open NMDA channels revealed fast and slow components of their blockade and recovery. Mathematical modeling showed that these kinetic components are evidence for two distinct blocking sites of AADs in open NMDA channels. A comparative analysis of different simplest models led us to conclude that these AAD blocking sites can be simultaneously occupied by two blocker molecules. The voltage dependence of the AAD block suggested that both sites were located deep in the channel pore.

PMID:
9512028
PMCID:
PMC1299478
DOI:
10.1016/S0006-3495(98)77844-0
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