Maritza Jabourian

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Striatal cholinergic interneurons play a crucial role in the control of movement as well as in motivational and learning aspects of behaviour. Neuropeptides regulate striatal cholinergic transmission and particularly activation of mu opioid receptor (MOR) inhibits acetylcholine (ACh) release in the dorsal striatum. In the present study we investigated(More)
Using an in vitro microsuperfusion procedure, the release of newly synthesized [(3)H]-acetylcholine (ACh), evoked by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor stimulation, was investigated in striosome-enriched areas and matrix of the rat striatum. The role of micro-opioid receptors, activated by endogenously released enkephalin, on the NMDA-evoked release of(More)
Information processing within the striatum is regulated by local circuits involving dopamine, cholinergic interneurons and neuropeptides released by recurrent collaterals of striatal output neurons. In the limbic-prefrontal territory of the dorsal striatum, enkephalin inhibits the NMDA-evoked release of acetylcholine directly through micro-opioid receptors(More)
Using an in vitro microsuperfusion procedure, the NMDA-evoked release of [3H]ACh was studied after suppression of dopamine (DA) transmission (alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine) in striatal compartments of the rat. The effects of tachykinin neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor antagonists and the ability of appropriate agonists to counteract the antagonist responses were(More)
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