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By Craig Davis, Steven R. Harris

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Pharmacologic responses elicited via modification of gene expression are usually slower in onset but longer in duration than many other drugs. Membrane Receptors Directly Coupled to Ion Channels • Many drugs act by mimicking or antagonizing the actions of endog­ enous ligands that regulate flow of ions through excitable membranes via their activation of receptors that are directly coupled (no second messengers) to ion channels. • For example, the nicotinic receptor for ACh (present in autonomic ner­ vous system [ANS] ganglia, the skeletal myoneural junction, and the central nervous system [CNS]) is coupled to a Na+/K+ ion channel.

Drug Properties of Direct-Acting Cholinomimetics Activity AChE Clinical Uses Hydrolysis A Ch M and N Bethanechol M +++ Short half-life-no clinical use Rx-ileus {postop/neurogenic), urinary retention Methacholine M>N Pilocarpine M + Ox-bronchial hyperreactivity Rx-glaucoma (topical), xerostomia � MEDICAL 47 Section II • Autonomic Pharmacology Clinical Correlate Alzheimer Disease Late-onset dementia with progressive memory loss and cognitive decline. Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors Table 11-2-5. Properties of Indirect-Acting Cholinomimetics Drug Characteristics Edrophonium Short-acting Neuropathology includes neurofibrillary tangles, amyloid plaques, and loss of Clinical Uses Dx-myasthenia; used to ACh neurons in Meynert's nucleus­ differentiate myasthenia from rationale for clinical use of AChE cholinergic crisis inhibitors.

Receptors Using Cyclic AMP and IP3, DAG, Ca2+ as Second Messengers Cyclic GMP and Nitric Oxide Signaling • • cGMP is a second messenger in vascular smooth muscle that facilitates Bridge to Biochemistry See Chapter 9 of the Biochemistry dephosphorylation of myosin light chains, preventing their interaction Lecture Notes for additional discussion with actin and thus causing vasodilation. of signal transduction. Nitric oxide (NO) is synthesized in endothelial cells and diffuses into smooth muscle.

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