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Angiotensin II (A II) (10(-6) M, 10(-5) M, 5 . 10(-5) M) stimulated the spontaneous release of [3H]dopamine (DA) continuously synthetized from [3H]tyrosine in striatal slices of the rat. The A II-evoked release of [3H]-DA was prevented when slices were superfused with a calcium-free medium containing EGTA 5 . 10(-4) M. It was also suppressed in the presence… (More)
Glycine (5 X 10(-5) M) stimulated the spontaneous release of 3H-DA continuously synthesized from 3H-tyrosine in striatal slices. This effect was calcium-dependent and significantly reduced in the presence of strychnine (10(-5) M). The glycine-evoked release of 3H-DA was no longer seen in the presence of tetrodotoxin (5 X 10(-7) M).
The central renin-angiotensin system is implicated most importantly in the control of water balance, blood pressure and endocrine function (AVP and ACTH). Several central structures are sensitive to angiotensin II (A II), principally: the subfornical organ, the vascular organ of the lamina terminalis, the area postrema and the preoptic area. Furthermore,… (More)
Acetylcholine (ACh) (10(-5) M) in the presence of eserine (2 . 10(-4) M) stimulated the release of [3H]dopamine (DA) continuously formed from [3H]tyrosine, when delivered to a push-pull cannula implanted in the left caudate nucleus of halothane anaesthetized cats. This effect was transient and followed by a second increase in [3H]DA release after removal of… (More)
The effects of various transmitter amino-acids on the striatal release of 3H-dopamine (3H-DA) were investigated both in vivo in cat and in vitro in rat striatal slices. When applied to the substantia nigra of the anaesthetized cat by means of a push-pull cannula, GABA induced an increase followed by a transient decrease of 3H-DA release in the ipsilateral… (More)