E Kafetzopoulos

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Unilateral stereotaxic lesions of the subthalamic nucleus of rats with kainic acid induced a transient spontaneous ipsiversive turning which was present for several days, and which could be blocked by i.p. administration of haloperidol. After the 20th postoperative day, when no spontaneous turning activity was present, i.p. administration of apomorphine or(More)
Normal rats with a unilateral ibotenic acid lesion of substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNR, n = 12) or globus pallidus (GP, n = 12) were challenged systemically with the mixed dopaminergic agonist apomorphine (0.5 and 1.5 mg/kg) and the indirect acting d-amphetamine (1.5 mg/kg). The low dose of apomorphine produced a weak contralateral rotation only in the(More)
Rats with total, dorsal or ventral ibotenic acid striatal lesions were challenged with DA agonists apomorphine and d-amphetamine. In rats with total lesions, both drugs induced an intense ipsilateral rotation, as did apomorphine in the dorsally lesioned rats. Amphetamine induced ipsilateral rotation in ventrally lesioned rats, but this effect may represent(More)
Naive rats were challenged systematically with apomorphine after receiving unilateral dorsal or ventral intracaudate injections of the dopamine D-1 receptor antagonist, SCH23390, or the D-2 receptor antagonist, sulpiride. Sulpiride injections into both the dorsal and ventral striatum induced a robust ipsilateral rotation, while SCH23390 elicited a weaker(More)
Local injection of muscimol into the dorsal or ventral striatum of rats did not induce any rotational activity, but injection of picrotoxin into ventral striatal aspects induced an intense contralateral rotation. Amphetamine pretreatment resulted in an ipsilateral rotation after muscimol injection into dorsal striatum and in a complex rotational pattern(More)
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