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Neurosci Lett. 1990 Jan 1;108(1-2):143-8.

Effects of dopamine autoreceptor stimulation on the release of colocalized transmitters: in vivo release of dopamine and neurotensin from rat prefrontal cortex.

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Department of Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510.


The in vivo release of dopamine and neurotensin from the rat medial prefrontal cortex was studied using perfusion microdialysis coupled with sensitive radioimmunoassay and HPLC techniques. Following stimulation of dopamine autoreceptors with either apomorphine (30 micrograms/kg, s.c.) or EMD-23448 (10 microM in the perfusion buffer) a decrease in dopamine and an increase in neurotensin release was observed. The release of both substances was measured in the same dialysis sample. These data suggest that activation of dopamine autoreceptors in the prefrontal cortex produces opposing effects on the release of dopamine and neurotensin.

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