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Study of Cgrp-Receptors in Human Isolated Middle Meningeal Arteries Using Bibn4096Bs, Compound 1, and HαCgrp(8-37)

1Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, Terlings Park, Eastwick Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QR, UK
2MRL, Chemistry Department, West Point, PA, USA
3Neurosurgery Unit, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ, UK

Copyright © 2001 Z. Razzaque et al.


Calcitonin, CGRP, adrenomedullin, and amylin require both CRLR (calcitonin-gene receptor like receptor) and receptor activity modifying proteins (RAMP1, RAMP2, and RAMP3) in different combinations for expression of selective, functional receptors[1]. We investigated whether the antagonists BIBN4096BS[2], Compound 1 (WO98/11128, [3]), and CGRP(8-37) are functionally selective for CGRP receptors in human middle meningeal arteries (HMMA).