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The potencies for in vivo inhibition of substantia nigra pars compacta dopamine single cell firing were determined for apomorphine, BHT 920, N-0923, (+/-)-7-hydroxy-dipropylaminotetralin (7-OH-DPAT), (+)-3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-N-propylpiperidine (3-PPP), pramipexole, quinelorane, quinpirole, RU 24926, U-86170, and U-91356. Significant correlation was obtained(More)
Repeated reserpine treatment (1 mg/kg x 6 days) increased the number of spontaneously active substantia nigra pars compacta (SNC) dopamine (DA) cells and altered the firing pattern to a more irregular one in locally anesthetized rats. The selective DA D1 receptor agonist, SKF 38393, although having little effect on SNC DA cells in normal rats, profoundly(More)
1. It was found that the contralateral rotation challenged by (-)-SPD (4 mg/kg, ip) in 6-OHDA-lesioned rats had a gradually progressive process with long latent period and a maximal response on 63 days after lesion. This steady contralateral rotation was preferably antagonized by D-1 antagonist SCH23390 than D-2 antagonists. During its latent period (-)-SPD(More)
Single unit recordings were conducted to examine the effects of systemic D1 agonist SKF 38393 on the firing rate of substantia nigra pars compacta dopamine (DA) neurons in rats pretreated subchronically with reserpine or chronically with a D1 antagonist. The effect of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonists on these processes was also investigated. An(More)
Extracellular single unit recording techniques were used to elucidate the effects of enantiomers of tetrahydropalmatine (THP) on the firing activity of dopamine (DA) neurons in substantia nigra pars compacta (SNC). (-)-THP rapidly reversed the apomorphine (Apo)-induced inhibition of the SNC DA cell firing activity (ED50 = 0.77, 0.52-1.14, mg.kg-1), while(More)
Tetrahydroprotoberberines (THPBs), including (-)-stepholidine ((-)-SPD), (-)-tetrahydropalmatine ((-)-THP) and tetrahydroberberine (THB), have been demonstrated to be a new class of DA antagonists in biochemical and neuropharmacological studies. In this paper, the antagonistic action of THPBs was examined by means of single unit recording from nigral DA(More)
It has been proposed that dopamine and glutamate affect basal ganglia output, in part, through interactions between D1 receptors and NMDA receptors. The present study examined whether N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists affect the neurophysiological responses of substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc; dopaminergic) and pars reticulata (SNpr;(More)
(-)-Stepholidine ((-)-SPD), a well demonstrated dopamine (DA) receptor antagonist in normal rats, could markedly induce contralateral rotational behavior in 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-lesioned rats. This peculiar behavioral action of (-)-SPD, proposed to be an agonistic action on DA receptors, was further studied in this paper. The rotational behavior(More)
The c-Fes proto-oncogene encodes a myeloid-specific protein-tyrosine kinase that is expressed preferentially in differentiated myeloid cells, but not in early myeloblast progenitor cells. To examine the basis for the phenotypic expression of c-Fes, the transcription initiation sites of the human c-Fes gene were mapped in myeloid leukemia cells and(More)
Dopaminergic modulation of the DNA binding activity of AP-1, Sp1, CREB and AP-2 transcription factors was examined in rat striatal nuclear extracts by gel shift assay. AP-1 binding was selectively increased in the striatum following depletion of dopamine by 6-hydroxydopamine-induced lesion of the nigrostriatal pathway or after reserpine treatment. The D1(More)