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Biochem Pharmacol. 1985 Aug 1;34(15):2655-62.

The effects of dopamine and dopamine agonists on the release of 3H-GABA and 3H-5HT from rat nigral slices.

Abstract

Only high micromolar concentrations of dopamine and dopamine agonists altered spontaneous and KCl-evoked release of 3H-GABA and 3H-5HT from rat nigral slices in vitro. Apomorphine (100 microM) and dopamine (100 microM) enhanced the spontaneous release of 3H-5HT but the effect of dopamine was not reversed by haloperidol (1 microM). Both apomorphine (100 microM) and dopamine (100 microM) enhanced the KCl-evoked release of 3H-5HT but these effects were not reversed by haloperidol (1 microM). Apomorphine (10-250 microM) and dopamine (10-250 microM) inhibited 3H-5HT uptake into nigral synaptosomal preparations in a concentration-dependent manner. Accordingly, a major portion of the apparent effect of these drugs on 3H-5HT release may be due to inhibition of 3H-5HT uptake. Dopamine (100 and 1000 microM), amphetamine (100 microM), apomorphine (100 microM) and 2-amino-6,7-dihydroxytetralin (ADTN; 100 microM) were without effect on the spontaneous release of 3H-GABA from nigral slices. Apomorphine (100 microM) and ADTN (100 microM) reduced the KCl-evoked release of 3H-GABA from substantia nigra, an effect antagonized by haloperidol (1 microM). However, amphetamine (100 microM) and dopamine (100-1000 microM) were without effect on KCl-evoked 3H-GABA release. These results suggest that only high concentration of some dopamine agonists can modulate 3H-5HT and 3H-GABA release in substantia nigra. However, dopamine either had no effect, or its actions were not reversed by dopamine receptor blockade, so it appears unlikely that dendritic dopamine release will influence GABA and 5HT release in substantia nigra.

PMID:
3925957
DOI:
10.1016/0006-2952(85)90563-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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