Interacting presynaptic kappa-opioid and GABAA receptors modulate dopamine release from rat striatal synaptosomes.


The presynaptic regulation of stimulated dopamine release from superfused rat striatal synaptosomes by opioids and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was studied. It was found that in addition to dopamine D2 autoreceptors, calcium-dependent K(+)-stimulated [3H]dopamine release was inhibited through activation of a homogeneous population of kappa-opioid… (More)