DA D2 receptors in the ventral striatum: multiple effects or receptor subtypes?

@article{White1997DADR,
  title={DA D2 receptors in the ventral striatum: multiple effects or receptor subtypes?},
  author={Francis J. White and X T Hu and X F Zhang},
  journal={Nihon shinkei seishin yakurigaku zasshi = Japanese journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={1997},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={91-5}
}
This short review summarizes work from the authors' laboratory regarding electrophysiological roles for two members of the dopamine (DA) D2 receptor family, the D2 and D2 receptors, and their interactions with DA D1 receptors, within the ventral striatum. The inhibitory effects of D2 receptor class agonists on ventral striatal neurons appears to be mediated by D2 as opposed to D2 receptors. This effect requires simultaneous stimulation of the D1 (D1A) receptor. The inhibitory effects of D1… CONTINUE READING