Modulation of dendritic release of dopamine by N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in rat substantia nigra.


A superfusion system was used to study the effects of excitatory amino acids (EAA) on release of [3H]dopamine ([3H]DA) previously taken up by rat substantia nigra (SN) slices. The EAA tested (20-250 microM), with the exception of quisqualate and kainate, markedly evoked [3H]DA release from nigral slices when Mg2+ ions were omitted from the superfusion… (More)