Characteristics of receptors for dopamine in the pars intermedia of the amphibian Xenopus laevis.

@article{Kemenade1986CharacteristicsOR,
  title={Characteristics of receptors for dopamine in the pars intermedia of the amphibian Xenopus laevis.},
  author={B. M. Lidy Verburg-van Kemenade and Marie Christine Tonon and Bruce G. Jenks and Hubert Vaudry},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={1986},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={446-56}
}
While mammalian dopamine receptors have been extensively characterized, very little attention has been given to these receptors in lower vertebrates. Dopamine is thought to be a physiologically important melanotropin release-inhibiting factor in amphibians. By administering selective dopamine receptor agonists and antagonists to superfused neurointermediate lobes of Xenopus laevis and monitoring their effect on the release of melanophore-stimulating hormone (MSH), we have examined the… CONTINUE READING