Glutamate-dependent inhibition of dopamine release in striatum is mediated by a new diffusible messenger, H2O2.


How glutamate regulates dopamine (DA) release in striatum has been a controversial issue. Here, we resolve this by showing that glutamate, acting at AMPA receptors, inhibits DA release by a nonclassic mechanism mediated by hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). Moreover, we show that GABA(A)-receptor activation opposes this process, thereby enhancing DA release. The… (More)

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