The present study examined whether eliprodil (SL 82.0715), an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist acting on the polyamine sites induced expression of the 70 kDa heat shock protein (HSP70) in the rat brain. Whereas the NMDA channel blocker MK801 consistently induced HSP70 in posterior cingulate and retrosplenial cortices, eliprodil had no such effects even at the highest dose (50 mg/kg, intraperitoneally), supporting the idea that injury to the cerebro-cortical neurones by NMDA receptor antagonists is probably related to specific sites of the receptor. Furthermore, eliprodil, given immediately after injection of MK801, blocked the effects of MK801 on HSP70. The result is discussed in terms of high affinity of eliprodil for the σ receptor.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Pharmacology and Toxicology|
|State||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis