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To examine the consequences of aging on nigrostriatal (A9) and mesolimbic (A10) dopamine (DA) function, neurochemical and behavioral measurements were performed in male Fischer-344 rats 6, 12, 18, 24, and 30 months old. Regional analyses of dopaminergic overflow and uptake processes were examined using high-speed (5 Hz) in vivo electrochemical recordings(More)
The effect of systemically administered delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, on the potassium-evoked release of dopamine (DA) was examined in the neostriatum of the chloral hydrate anesthetized rat. Both in vivo electrochemical and in vivo microdialysis techniques were employed. A low dose of THC (0.5 mg/kg, i.p.)(More)
The effects of neonatal treatment (one day after birth) with the neurotoxin, 6-hydroxydopamine (75 micrograms/10 microliters intracisternal), were studied in the striatum of normal adult and treated Sprague-Dawley rats. Measurements of monoamine levels in the dorsal striatum and nucleus accumbens, by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with(More)
The action of cholecystokinin (CCK) on presynaptic function of dopaminergic nerve terminals has been the subject of much debate in the literature. In efforts to resolve some of the reported ambiguities, high speed in vivo electrochemical recordings were carried out in the caudate nucleus and nucleus accumbens of the urethane anesthetized rat, to determine(More)
The search for trophic factors that can support injured dopaminergic neurons and can enhance dopaminergic graft survival and outgrowth for therapeutic uses in Parkinson's disease has lately focused on members of the transforming growth factor (TGF) beta super-family. In this paper we have studied the effects of a member of the TGB beta family, glial cell(More)
The regulation of extracellular dopamine (DA) levels was studied in rat striatum after neonatal dopamine lesions and enhanced serotonin (5-HT) fiber ingrowth, induced with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). We used rapid in vivo chronoamperometry combined with local DA applications. DA was pressure ejected in doses of 5 to 100 pmol at a distance of approximately(More)
Diffusion and clearance of extracellular serotonin (5-HT) was examined using in vivo chronoamperometry with "delayed-pulse" recordings after pressure ejections of 1 to 60 picomoles 5-HT into rat striatum at a fixed distance from a Nafion-coated carbon fiber electrode. Signals obtained were identified based on the signal characteristics to consist of 5-HT.(More)
ABT 200 [(RR,SS)-3-phenyl-1-[1',2',3',4'-tetrahydro-5',6'-methylenedioxy- 1'-naphthalenyl-methyl]-pyrrolidine methanesulfonate] is a potent alpha 2-adrenoceptor antagonist (Ki = 1.2 nM) with modest norepinephrine uptake-blocking activity (IC50 = 841 nM) that is currently under clinical evaluation as an antidepressant. The effects of ABT 200, nomifensine (an(More)