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Human trabecular meshwork cells express functional serotonin-2A (5HT2A) receptors: role in IOP reduction.

PURPOSE: To apply a multidisciplinary approach to the identification and pharmacological characterization of the serotonin (5HT) receptors that mediate functional responses in human trabecular meshwork (h-TM) cells. To correlate in vitro findings with intraocular pressure (IOP) changes in conscious ocular hypertensive cynomolgus monkeys. METHODS: Documented methods were used, including reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), phosphoinositide (PI) turnover, and intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) mobilization. IOP was measured using standard applanation pneumatonometry. RESULTS: h-TM cells expressed robust mRNA signals for 5HT2A and 5HT2B receptors. 5HT and its analogues stimulated PI turnover and [Ca2+]i mobilization in h-TM cells from multiple donors (20/24 donors' TM cells responded). The agonist potencies (EC50) of compounds in mobilizing [Ca2+]i were (nM): 5-methoxy tryptamine, 8 +/- 4; (R)-DOI, 18 +/- 6; alpha-methyl-5HT, 22 +/- 3; 5HT, 40 +/- 7; 5-methoxy-dimethyl tryptamine, 64 +/- 27; and BW-723C86, 1213 +/- 210. These effects were potently blocked by the 5HT2A-receptor-selective antagonist, M-100907 (Ki = 1 +/- 0.3 nM), but weakly by antagonists of 5HT2B and 5HT2C receptors. Only 5HT2 receptor agonists such as (R)-DOI (300 microg lowered IOP 34.4% from baseline of 38.2 mm Hg; P < 0.001) and alpha-methyl-5HT (250 microg lowered IOP 30.8% from baseline of 41.8 mm Hg; P < 0.001) lowered IOP in ocular hypertensive cynomolgus monkeys. CONCLUSIONS: Strong signals for 5HT2A and 5HT2B receptor mRNAs were detected in h-TM cells. The receptors that coupled to PI hydrolysis and [Ca2+]i mobilization in h-TM cells were the 5HT2A receptor subtype, which also significantly lowered IOP in a primate model. These receptors may mediate the ocular hypotensive actions of 5HT2A agonists.[1]


  1. Human trabecular meshwork cells express functional serotonin-2A (5HT2A) receptors: role in IOP reduction. Sharif, N.A., Kelly, C.R., McLaughlin, M. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. (2006) [Pubmed]
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