Age-related changes in striatal dopamine activity following nigral muscimol infusions.


Microinfusions of muscimol into the substantia nigra pars reticulata produced marked increases in striatal dopamine (DA) utilization without affecting striatal DA concentration in adult rats. In contrast, muscimol increased striatal DA concentration and decreased DA utilization in 16-day-old rat pups. The striatal norepinephrine concentration was not… (More)