Drugs acting at the strychnine-insensitive glycine receptor do not induce HSP-70 protein in the cingulate cortex

Paul Berger, Kevin Farrel, Frank R Sharp, Phil Skolnick

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The potential for compounds acting at the strychnine-insensitive glycine receptor to injure neurons was examined using induction of a 70 kDa heat shock protein (HSP-70) as a marker. HSP-70 was consistently detected in retrosplenial and cingulate cortices after MK-801 but not glycine drug treatment. Elsewhere in the cortex, mild diffuse HSP-70 immunoreactivity was detected following 7-chlorokynurenic acid. Following HA-966, intense hippocampal HSP-70 immunoreactivity was observed. These findings indicate that even after very high doses, drugs acting at the strychnine-insensitive glycine receptor are less likely to injure cingulate cortical neurons than other classes of NMDA antagonists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 28 1994
Externally publishedYes



  • 7-Chlorokynurenic acid
  • ACPC
  • d-Cycloserine
  • Glycine
  • HA-966
  • NMDA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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