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In this study, we use in vivo microdialysis to investigate the influence of endogenous serotonin (5-HT) on striatal dopamine (DA) and 5-hydroxyidoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) efflux in both basal and activated conditions. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors citalopram and fluoxetine were used to mobilize endogenous 5-HT. In halothane-anaesthetized rats,(More)
In vivo microdialysis and single-cell extracellular recordings were used to assess the involvement of serotonin(4) (5-HT(4)) receptors in the effects induced by morphine, amphetamine and cocaine on nigrostriatal and mesoaccumbal dopaminergic (DA) pathway activity. The increase in striatal DA release induced by morphine (2.5 mg/kg, s.c.) was significantly(More)
In this study we investigated, using in vivo microdialysis and single unit recordings, the role of serotonin4 (5-HT4) receptors in the control of nigrostriatal and mesoaccumbal dopaminergic (DA) pathway activity. In freely moving rats, the 5-HT4 antagonist GR 125487 (1 mg/kg, i.p.), without effect on its own, significantly reduced the enhancement of(More)
During recent years, much attention has been devoted at investigating the modulatory role of central 5-HT(2C) receptors on dopamine (DA) neuron activity, and it has been proposed that these receptors modulate selectively DA exocytosis associated with increased firing of DA neurons. In the present study, using in vivo microdialysis in the nucleus accumbens(More)
We have associated behavioral, pharmacological, and quantitative immunohistochemical study in a rat analog of l-DOPA-induced dyskinesia to understand whether alterations in dopamine receptor fate in striatal neurons may be involved in mechanisms leading to movement abnormalities. Detailed analysis at the ultrastructural level demonstrates specific(More)
In vivo microdialysis and single-cell extracellular recordings were used to assess the involvement of serotonin(2A) (5-HT(2A)) and serotonin(2C/2B) (5-HT(2C/2B)) receptors in the effects induced by amphetamine and morphine on dopaminergic (DA) activity within the mesoaccumbal and nigrostriatal pathways. The increase in DA release induced by amphetamine (2(More)
Serotonin3 (5-HT3) receptors can affect motor control through an interaction with the nigrostriatal dopamine (DA) neurons, but the neurochemical basis for this interaction remains controversial. In this study, using in vivo microdialysis, we assessed the hypothesis that 5-HT3 receptor-dependent control of striatal DA release is conditioned by the degree of(More)
INTRODUCTION Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons as well as the presence of proteinaceous inclusions named Lewy bodies. α-synuclein (α-syn) is a major constituent of Lewy bodies, and the first disease-causing protein characterized in PD. Several α-syn-based animal models of(More)
Central serotonin(3) (5-HT(3)) receptors control the mesoaccumbens dopamine (DA) pathway. This control is thought to be conditional and might involve regionally distinct subpopulations of 5-HT(3) receptors. Here, using in vivo microdialysis in rats, we assessed the relative contribution of nucleus accumbens (Nacc) 5-HT(3) receptors to the overall influence(More)
Multiple targets and pathways may be amenable to the development of gene therapy approaches for Parkinson's disease. This article discusses some of the cellular and brain circuit pathways relevant to Parkinson's disease that would be clinically amenable to gene therapy. Approaches could be classified according to two main categories, i.e. symptomatic vs.(More)
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