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1. In high decerebrate rabbits, cells were sampled extracellularly from the rostral flocculus. Purkinje cells were identified by their characteristic responses to stimulation of the contralateral inferior olive. Identification of basket cells was based on the absence of olivary responses and also on their location in the molecular layer adjacent to(More)
Mitragynine, a major constituent of the young leaves of Mitragyna speciosa KORTH., has been reported to exert antinociceptive activity in mice. To determine the mechanism the influence of mitragynine on cAMP content was measured in NG108-15 cells which possess delta opioid receptors and alpha 2B-adrenoceptors. Mitragynine inhibited the forskolin-stimulated(More)
Motilin, [Met]enkephalin, [Leu]enkephalin, somatostatin, taurine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and glycine were tested for their effects on Deiters neurons of the lateral vestibular nucleus in rabbits. Iontophoresis was carried out with multibarrelled micropipettes. All four peptides and three amino acids produced depression of neuron firing. No(More)
Electrophysiological experiments have been performed in urethane anaesthetized rats to investigate the projections from the dorsal (DRN) and medial raphe nuclei (MRN) to the substantia nigra. The biochemical and behavioural effects following discrete electrolytic lesions in the dorsal and medial raphe have also been investigated. Stimulation of the DRN(More)
The responses of single neostriatal neurones to substantia nigra (SN) and dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) stimulation and iontophoretic administration of several drugs were studied in urethane-anaesthetised rats. Stimulation of the SN-evoked excitation followed by inhibition in striatal neurones. In some cells only inhibition of firing was evoked indicating that(More)
1. The effects of tetanus toxin were determined on GABA-mediated synaptic inhibition of substantia nigra neurones evoked by striatal stimulation and on the presumed dopamine- and 5-hydroxytryptamine-mediated synaptic inhibition of striatal neurones evoked by nigral and dorsal raphe nucleus stimulation, respectively, in the urethane-anaesthetized rat. 2.(More)
Effects of octapeptide angiotensin II (AII) were tested on cortical neurons of rat's cerebellum by means of microiontophoresis. It was observed that AII consistently depressed spontaneous firing of Purkinje cell, whereas other unidentified neurons were unaffected. When tested against responses of Purkinje cell to depressant putative neurotransmitters,(More)