Dibenzocycloalkenimine (MK-801), a non-competitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, induced a concentration-dependent accumulation of inositol monophosphate in rat cerebral cortical slices. This effect appears unrelated to antagonism of NMDA receptors as AP-7 and PCP did not cause comparable effects. In addition, the MK-801-induced response was unaffected by NMDA or glycine, alone or in combination, Zn2+, or the removal of Mg2+ from the buffer. These results indicate a novel site of action for MK-801 associated with activation of phosphoinositide hydrolysis.
- phosphoinositide hydrolysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
- Drug Discovery