GABAergic mechanism mediated via D receptors in the rat periaqueductal gray participates in the micturition reflex: an in vivo microdialysis study.

@article{Kitta2008GABAergicMM,
  title={GABAergic mechanism mediated via D receptors in the rat periaqueductal gray participates in the micturition reflex: an in vivo microdialysis study.},
  author={Takeya Kitta and Machiko Matsumoto and Hiroshi Tanaka and Takahiko Mitsui and Mitsuhiro Yoshioka and Katsuya Nonomura},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={3216-25}
}
The periaqueductal gray (PAG) is critically involved in the micturition reflex, but little is known about the neuronal mechanisms involved. The present study elucidated dynamic changes in dopamine (DA), glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the rat PAG during the micturition reflex, with a focus on dopaminergic modulation using in vivo microdialysis combined with cystometrography. Extracellular levels of DA and glutamate increased, whereas levels of GABA decreased, in parallel with… CONTINUE READING

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