|Titolo:||Modulation of dopamine d1-mediated turning behavior and striatal c-fos expression by the substantia nigra|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1995|
|Abstract:||In order to study the possible contribution of the substantia nigra (SN) in the positive interaction between dopamine D1 receptor agonists and glutamate antagonists in unilaterally 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesioned rats, the effect of the D1 agonist, SKF 38393, was studied in combination with intranigral infusions of glutamate antagonists of the NMDA (MK 801, CPP) or AMPA (NBQX) type of receptor. Local infusion into the SN of the 6-OHDA lesioned side of MK 801, CPP or NBQX at doses inducing no or minimal behavioral effects significantly increased the turning behavior and the expression of c-fos induced, in the lesioned caudate-putamen (CPu), by a parenteral administration of SKF 38393. The same result was obtained after intra-SN infusion of the GABA agonist, muscimol. High doses of MK 801, CPP or muscimol infused into the SN produced intense contralateral turning per se and induced a sparse c-fos expression in the lesioned CPu which was antagonized by parenteral administration of MK 801. The results indicate that a depression of SN pars reticulata efferent neurons potentiates D1-mediated responses and suggest that this area may play a role in the positive interaction between glutamate antagonists and D1 receptor agonists|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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