Gaba(A) receptors in the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus play a crucial role in rat shell-specific dopamine-mediated, but not shell-specific acetylcholine-mediated, turning behaviour.

@article{Ikeda2004GabaARI,
  title={Gaba(A) receptors in the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus play a crucial role in rat shell-specific dopamine-mediated, but not shell-specific acetylcholine-mediated, turning behaviour.},
  author={Hiroko Kurimasa Ikeda and Gaku Akiyama and Satoshi Matsuzaki and Michiko Sato and Noriaki Koshikawa and Alexander Rudolf Cools},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={553-62}
}
The role of GABA(A) receptors in the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus in turning behaviour of rats was studied. Unilateral injection of the GABA(A) receptor agonist, muscimol (25-100 ng), into the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus dose-dependently produced contraversive pivoting, namely tight head-to-tail turning marked by abnormal hindlimb backward… CONTINUE READING