Studies on brain monoamine and neuropeptide systems after neonatal intracerebroventricular 6-hydroxydopamine treatment.

In order to study the effects of a neonatal dopamine lesion on dopaminergic, serotonergic and peptidergic systems, Sprague-Dawley rats were treated by intracerebroventricular administration of 6-hydroxydopamine (100 micrograms, days 3 and 6) following desipramine pretreatment (25 mg/kg s.c.). At 60-70 days postnatally a profound reduction of dopamine- and 3… CONTINUE READING