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Free dopamine (DA) and its metabolites, homovanillic acid (HVA) and 3-4 dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), have been measured and compared with norepinephrine (NE) concentrations in rat peripheral tissues using high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection (HPLC-ED). Detectable amounts of DA and its metabolites were found in all the(More)
We have determined free and conjugated 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA) in discrete brain areas of rats. Conjugated HVA or DOPAC accounted for 22-38% of total acids in striatum, mesolimbic tissue or prefrontal cortex. Activation of dopamine (DA) metabolism by a single injection of pipotiazine palmitic ester (PPZ), a(More)
Dopamine (DA) metabolism was compared in rat superior cervical ganglion, coeliac ganglion, mesenteric ganglion and adrenal medulla. Substantial amounts of DA, 3-4 dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA) were found in all the above structures. The proportion of DA metabolites over total adrenergic compounds increased from the superior(More)
The time-related changes of dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) pools were investigated in heart, superior cervical ganglion (SCG) and urine in rats treated chronically with guanethidine (50 mg/kg i.p. five days each week). The efficiency of sympathectomy was assessed by the great loss of NE in heart and superior cervical ganglion (SCG) (-96% and -76%(More)
The changes of dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) were investigated in rat peripheral tissues after guanethidine treatment (50 mg/kg i.p. five days each week) during one week (group 1, n = 10, five injections) and during 2.5 weeks (group 2, n = 8, 13 injections). Guanethidine greatly reduced NE levels in all the analyzed tissues but only partially(More)
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