Vol 30, No 6 (June 2009): Acta Pharmacologica Sinica(Special Feature:Nicotinic Receptors and Nicotine Addiction)

*See the special featured articles marked


Understanding of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors   Pages (653–655)
Jie Wu


Cellular trafficking of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors   Pages (656-662)
Paul A St john
Allosteric activation mechanism of the cys-loop receptors   Pages (663-672)
Yong-chang Chang, Wen Wu, Jian-liang Zhang, Yao Huang
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-mediated calcium signaling in the nervous system   Pages (673-680)
Jian-xin Shen, Jerrel L Yakel
Modeling nicotinic neuromodulation from global functional and network levels to nAChR based mechanisms   Pages (681-693)
Michael Graupner, Boris Gutkin
Postsynaptic scaffolds for nicotinic receptors on neurons   Pages (694–701)
Robert A Neff III, David Gomez-Varela, Catarina C Fernandes, Darwin K Berg
Neuronal nicotinic receptors as novel targets for inflammation and neuroprotection: mechanistic considerations and clinical relevance   Pages (702-714)
Merouane Bencherif
Nicotine and inflammatory neurological disorders   Pages (715-722)
Wen-Hua Piao, Denise Campagnolo, Carlos Dayao, Ronald J Lukas, Jie Wu, Fu-Dong Shi
Mechanism-based medication development for the treatment of nicotine dependence   Pages (723-739)
Zheng-xiong Xi, Krista Spiller, Eliot L Gardner
Mysterious α6-containing nAChRs: function, pharmacology, and pathophysiology   Pages (740-751)
Ke-chun Yang, Guo-zhang Jin, Jie Wu
Nicotinic mechanisms influencing synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus   Pages (752-760)
Andon Nicholas Placzek, Tao A Zhang, John Anthony Dani
Central cholinergic regulation of respiration: nicotinic receptors   Pages (761-770)
Xuesi M Shao, Jack L Feldman
Alpha-conotoxins as pharmacological probes of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors   Pages (771-783)
Layla Azam, J Michael McIntosh


Impact of cigarette smoking in type 2 diabetes development   Pages (784–787)
Xi-tao Xie, Qiang Liu, Jie Wu, Makoto Wakui

Original Article

Cross-regulation between colocalized nicotinic acetylcholine and 5-HT3 serotonin receptors on presynaptic nerve terminals   Pages (788-794)
John J Dougherty, Robert A Nichols
Pharmacological and immunochemical characterization of α2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in mouse brain   Pages (795-804)
Paul Whiteaker, Jennifer A Wilking, Robert WB Brown, Robert J Brennan, Allan C Collins, Jon M Lindstrom, Jim Boulter
Kinetics of desensitization and recovery from desensitization for human α4β2-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors stably expressed in SH-EP1 cells   Pages (805-817)
Kewei D Yu, Qiang Liu, Jie Wu, Ronald J Lukas
Ric-3 chaperone-mediated stable cell-surface expression of the neuronal α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in mammalian cells   Pages (818-827)
Ana Sofía Vallés, Ana M Roccamo, Francisco J Barrantes
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor α7 subunits with a C2 cytoplasmic loop yellow fluorescent protein insertion form functional receptors   Pages (828-841)
Teresa A Murray, Qiang Liu, Paul Whiteaker, Jie Wu, Ronald J Lukas
Rat neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing α7 subunit: pharmacological properties of ligand binding and function   Pages (842-850)
Yingxian Xiao, Galya R Abdrakhmanova, Maryna Baydyuk, Susan Hernandez, Kenneth J Kellar
Nicotine modulates GABAergic transmission to dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra pars compacta   Pages (851-858)
Cheng Xiao, Ke-chun Yang, Chun-yi Zhou, Guo-zhang Jin, Jie Wu, Jiang-hong Ye
Nonlinear dynamical analysis of carbachol induced hippocampal oscillations in mice   Pages (859-867)
Metin Akay, Kui Wang, Yasemin M Akay, Andrei Dragomir, Jie Wu
Individual differences in responses to nicotine: tracking changes from adolescence to adulthood   Pages (868-878)
Ming Li, Alexa Mead, Rick A Bevins