Biological Activityα-Conotoxin PIA is a selective antagonist of α6-containing nicotinic receptors that discriminates between the closely related α6 and α3 subunits (IC50 values are 0.95 and 74.2 nM for rat α6/α3β2β3 and α3β2 receptors respectively).
(Modifications: Cys-18 - C-terminal amide, Disulfide bridge between 4 - 10, 5 - 18)
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α-Conotoxin PIA is selective for α6 subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Dowell et al.
Effect of novel α-Conotoxins on nicotine-stimulated [3H]DA release from rat striatal synaptosomes.
Azam and McIntosh
Solution structure of α-conotoxin PIA, a novel antagonist of α6 subunit containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Chi et al.
Citation for α-Conotoxin PIA
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Functional interaction between pre-synaptic α6β2-containing nicotinic and adenosine A2A receptors in the control of DA release in the rat striatum.
Authors: Garção Et al.
Br J Pharmacol 2013;169:1600
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