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Rats with unilateral, electrolytic substantia nigra (ESN) lesions were tested for rotation following systemic injections of the D1 dopamine receptor agonist SKF38393 or the D2 agonist quinpirole. Only quinpirole produced significant levels of rotation, which was ipsilateral in direction. This rotation was potentiated by coadministration of the D1 agonist,(More)
Many authors have demonstrated that electrolytic lesions of the median raphe nucleus lead to dramatic hyperactivity, but little is known as to the neural substrates of this effect. In the current series of experiments we investigated this question by examining locomotor activity and forebrain serotonin levels after the placement of wire knife cuts in(More)
A-69024 HBr, 1-(2-bromo-4,5-dimethoxybenzyl)-7-hydroxy-6-methoxy-2-methyl-1,2,3,4- tetrahydroisoquinoline hydrobromide, is a selective antagonist of the dopamine D-1 receptor. A-69024 HBr shows an apparent affinity toward the D-1 receptor (identified using [125I]SCH 23390) of 12.6 (4.15-38.3) nM (mean (90% CL), n = 3); the apparent affinity toward the D-2(More)
Injections of various nonselective dopamine agonists into the substantia nigra, pars reticulata (SNpr), have been reported to produce contralateral rotation in rats. Since a number of recent dopamine receptor distribution studies have indicated a preponderance of D1 compared to D2 dopamine receptor subtypes within the SNpr, we examined the relative(More)
This series of studies investigated the ability of compounds selective for either the D1 or D2 dopamine receptor to induce a conditioned taste aversion (CTA) in thirsty rats. Neither the D1 antagonist SCH23390 (0.12-0.60 mg/kg) nor the D2 antagonist haloperidol (0.125-0.375 mg/kg) were able to induce CTAs to a saccharin solution. In contrast, the D1 agonist(More)
We studied the behavioral effects of a novel cholecystokinin tetrapeptide (CCK-4) analogue, A71623, with full agonist activity and high affinity and selectivity for the CCK-A receptor subtype relative to the CCK-B receptor. In tests for anorectic activity, A71623 was found to suppress 60-min intakes of a liquid diet in both deprived and sated rats, and the(More)
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