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Adenosine A1 receptor-mediated modulation of dopamine D1 receptors in stably cotransfected fibroblast cells.

The antagonistic interactions between adenosine A1 and dopamine D1 receptors were studied in a mouse Ltk- cell line stably cotransfected with human adenosine A1 receptor and dopamine D1 receptor cDNAs. In membrane preparations, both the adenosine A1 receptor agonist N6-cyclopentyladenosine and the GTP analogue guanyl-5'-yl imidodiphospate induced a decrease in the proportion of dopamine D1 receptors in a high affinity state. In the cotransfected cells, the adenosine A1 agonist induced a concentration-dependent inhibition of dopamine-induced cAMP accumulation. Blockade of adenosine A1 receptor signal transduction with the adenosine A1 receptor antagonist 1,3-dipropyl-8-cyclopentylxanthine or with pertussis toxin pretreatment increased both basal and dopamine-stimulated cAMP levels, indicating the existence of tonic adenosine A1 receptor activation. Pretreatment with pertussis toxin also counteracted the effects of low concentrations of the A1 agonist on D1 receptor-agonist binding. The results suggest that adenosine A1 receptors antagonistically modulate dopamine D1 receptors at the level of receptor binding and the generation of second messengers.[1]


  1. Adenosine A1 receptor-mediated modulation of dopamine D1 receptors in stably cotransfected fibroblast cells. Ferré, S., Torvinen, M., Antoniou, K., Irenius, E., Civelli, O., Arenas, E., Fredholm, B.B., Fuxe, K. J. Biol. Chem. (1998) [Pubmed]
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