Activation of cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) prevents inhibition of non-NMDA glutamate receptors by the anticonvulsant topiramate. Using two-electrode voltage-clamp techniques, we demonstrate that PKA activity also modulates topiramate potentiation of recombinant GABA A receptors expressed in Xenpus laevis oocytes. PKA activators, dibutyryl-cAMP and forskolin, attenuate topiramate potentiation, whereas the PKA inhibitor H-89 increases topiramate potentiation. Thus, endogenous PKA activity and receptor phosphorylation states may contribute to topiramate treatment efficacy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology