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Paradoxical allosteric effects of competitive inhibitors on neuronal alpha7 nicotinic receptor mutants

Abstract

Mutation of the conserved leucine residue, in the second transmembrane domain of the neuronal alpha7 acetylcholine receptor to a threonine (L247T) causes pleiotropic alterations of receptor properties. In this study we examined the effects of competitive inhibitors on the alpha7-L247T physiological responses. While the alpha7 competitive inhibitor dihydro-beta-erythroidine evoked a current comparable to that induced by ACh, other inhibitors such as methyllycaconitine (MLA) and alpha-bungarotoxin (alpha-Bgt) caused a blockade of alpha7-L247T to ACh activation. When applied in the absence of ACh, MLA or alpha-Bgt reduced the cell leakage current, showing that alpha7-L247T displays a significant fraction (10%) of spontaneously open channels. These data can be interpreted in terms of an allosteric model, assuming that the L247T mutant possesses a low isomerization constant L and that MLA and alpha-Bgt stabilize the closed, resting state.
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pasteur-01718282 , version 1 (27-02-2018)

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Sonia Bertrand, Anne Devillers-Thiéry, Eleonora Palma, Bruno Buisson, Stuart J. Edelstein, et al.. Paradoxical allosteric effects of competitive inhibitors on neuronal alpha7 nicotinic receptor mutants. NeuroReport, 1997, 8 (16), pp.3591-6. ⟨pasteur-01718282⟩
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