Gabriela J. Greif

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7-Hydroxy-N,N-di-n-propyl-2-aminotetralin (7-OH-DPAT), an agonist with relative selectivity for the dopamine D3 receptor, was examined in several electrophysiological assays to determine whether it exhibits preferential effects in the mesolimbic versus nigrostriatal dopamine systems. Extracellular single unit activities of substantia nigra pars compacta(More)
By combining biochemical experiments with computer modelling of biochemical reactions we elucidated some of the currently unresolved aspects of calcium–calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) activation and autophosphorylation that might be relevant for its physiological function and provided a model that incorporates in detail the mechanism of(More)
We have used cell-attached patch-clamp electrophysiology to characterize the activation and distribution of an 85 pS K+ channel on freshly dissociated rat striatal (caudate-putamen) neurons. In recordings from 643 cells, openings of this channel showed an absolute dependence on the presence of dopamine or the D2-like dopamine receptor agonist quinpirole in(More)
1. In cell-attached patch-clamp recordings from freshly dissociated rat caudate-putamen neurons, an 85-pS inwardly rectifying K+ channel, which was previously found to be modulated by D2-like dopamine receptors, was blocked by externally applied BaCl2 or CsCl. 2. At concentrations between 100 and 500 microM, Ba2+ blockade was voltage dependent, with a(More)
Grief, Gabriela J., Deborah L. Sodickson, Bruce P. Bean, Eva J. Neer, and Ulrike Mende. Altered regulation of potassium and calcium channels by GABAB and adenosine receptors in hippocampal neurons from mice lacking Gao. J. Neurophysiol. 83: 1010–1018, 2000. To examine the role of Go in modulation of ion channels by neurotransmitter receptors, we(More)
In single channel patch-clamp recordings from freshly dissociated rat corpus striatum (caudate-putamen) neurons, the sulfonylurea drugs tolbutamide and glibenclamide caused a concentration-dependent blockade of a K+ channel that is activated by D2 dopamine receptor agonists. Tolbutamide was about 10-100 times more potent than glibenclamide, a rank-order(More)
Coupling mechanisms between a D2-like dopamine receptor and an 85 pS K+ channel on freshly dissociated rat caudate-putamen neurons were studied using cell-attached patch-clamp electrophysiology. Channel currents were observed in the absence of dopamine receptor agonists when mastoparan, an activator of certain guanyl nucleotide binding proteins(More)
One view of the efferent circuitry of the basal ganglia holds that dopamine D1 and D2 receptors are segregated to striatonigral and striatopallidal neurons, respectively. The present studies investigated whether functional D2-like receptors are, in fact, restricted to striatopallidal neurons. Single, freshly dissociated cells from rat striatum were(More)