Electrophysiological evidence for a non-opioid interaction between dynorphin and GABA in the substantia nigra of the rat.

Interactions between neuronal responses mediated by dynorphin A1-8 and GABA were investigated in the substantia nigra zona reticulata. Extracellular recordings and microiontophoresis were performed using five-barrel microelectrodes in chloral hydrate-anesthetized male rats. When iontophoresed alone, dynorphin A1-Q significantly inhibited the firing of 22… CONTINUE READING