Extracellular striatal concentrations of endogenous 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine in the absence of a decarboxylase inhibitor: a dynamic index of dopamine synthesis in vivo.

@article{Carboni1992ExtracellularSC,
  title={Extracellular striatal concentrations of endogenous 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine in the absence of a decarboxylase inhibitor: a dynamic index of dopamine synthesis in vivo.},
  author={Ezio Carboni and Gianluigi Tanda and Gaetano Di Chiara},
  journal={Journal of neurochemistry},
  year={1992},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={2230-6}
}
Basal levels of endogenous 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) were detected by HPLC coupled with coulometric detection in dialysates from freely moving rats implanted 48-72 h earlier with transversal dialysis fibers in the dorsal caudate. Because decarboxylase inhibitor is absent in the Ringer's solution, this method allows monitoring of basal output of dopamine (DA) and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, as well as DOPA. Extracellular DOPA concentrations were reduced by the tyrosine hydroxylase… CONTINUE READING