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Dopamine-acetylcholine interaction in the striatum studied by microdialysis in the awake rat: Some methodological aspects

Westerink, B. H. C., De Boer, P. & Damsma, G., Sep-1990, In : Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 34, 1-3, p. 117-124 8 p.

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  • Dopamine-acetylcholine interaction in the striatum studied by microdialysis in the awake rat: some methodological aspects

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  • B. H. C. Westerink
  • P. De Boer
  • G. Damsma
In order to evaluate the dopamine/acetylcholine balance hypothesis, sulpiride, (−)-N-0437, oxotremorine or physostigmine were administered intraperitoneally to rats, whereas the extracellular levels of acetylcholine and dopamine in the striatum were recorded by microdialysis. The changes in dialysate concentration of the transmitters did not support the supposed interaction between dopaminergic and cholinergic neurons. Next, we infused direct and indirect dopamine agonists such as (−)-N-0437, amphetamine and nomifensine via the dialysis membrane. The dopamine agonists had no effect on the release of acetylcholine when the calcium concentration of the perfusion fluid was 3.4 mmol/l, but the agonists effectively inhibited the release of the transmitter when the calcium concentration was 1.2 mmol/l. The cholinergic drugs physostigmine, oxotremorine, atropine did not affect the release of dopamine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Methods
Volume34
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Sep-1990
Event4TH MEETING ON ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTION, HPLC AND IN VIVO MONITORING IN BIOSCIENCES -
Duration: 19-Sep-198921-Sep-1989

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4TH MEETING ON ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTION, HPLC AND IN VIVO MONITORING IN BIOSCIENCES

19/09/198921/09/1989

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