6] M atropine, a competitive muscarinic acetylcholine receptor
antagonist; ii) [10.
Recently, Liu (2014) has shown the role of cholinergic neurotransmission, via the activation of the acetylcholine receptor
alpha7, in the mediation of the conditioned incentive properties of external nicotine cues, for which reason manipulating the activity of the acetylcholine receptor
alpha7 could be a target in the development of drugs to prevent relapse brought on by outward cues.
Moreover the insecticidal potency is influenced not only by the intrinsic actions on the targets but also by their accessibility to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
and metabolism in insects (Yamamoto et al.
Varenicline is a [alpha]4[beta]2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor
partial agonist which is used for the cessation of smoking (4).
Strong anatomic links also exist between muscarinic acetylcholine receptors
and the brain dopaminergic system, especially muscarinic type-1 and type-4 (M1 and M4) receptors.
1976) Biochem ical studies on muscarinic acetylcholine receptors
Emerging structure of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
Classification of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors
Chronic intraperitoneal endotoxin treatment in rats induces resistance to d-tubocurarine, but does not produce up-regulation of acetylcholine receptors
Clinical correlations of antibodies that bind, block, or modulate human acetylcholine receptors
in myasthenia gravis.
It is important to understand that the nondepolarizing blocking agents also competitively block acetylcholine receptors
at the autonomic ganglia, producing cardiovascular side effects on heart rate and blood pressure.
This stimulant hits acetylcholine receptors
in the nervous system, leading to improved alertness.