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Neurosci Lett. 1988 Jul 8;89(3):328-34.

Dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens of freely moving rats determined by on-line dialysis: effects of apomorphine and the neuroleptic-like peptide desenkephalin-gamma-endorphin.

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Department of Medicinal Chemistry, State University Groningen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

This study examined the effects of apomorphine, sulpiride, desenkephalin-gamma-endorphin (DE gamma E) and a combination of DE gamma E with apomorphine on the release of dopamine (DA) and its main metabolites 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA) in the nucleus accumbens of freely moving rats. A fully automated on-line brain dialysis system was used. A small dose of s.c. administered apomorphine induced a decrease in the output of DA and DOPAC. Sulpiride, infused into the nucleus accumbens, induced a 2-fold increase in the output of DA, DOPAC and HVA. DE gamma E hardly modified either the basal release of DA, DOPAC and HVA or the apomorphine-induced attenuation of the release of DA and DOPAC. These results indicate a dissociation between the behavioural effects of DE gamma E and its effect on the release of DA in vivo.

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