Cerebellar and striatal dopamine receptors: effects of reeler and weaver murine mutations

Journal of Neuroscience Research
N T PanagopoulosT Valcana


The presence and the binding characteristics of D1 and D2 receptors were investigated in normal-reeler and normal-weaver mutant mice utilizing [3H]spiperone (D2 antagonist), [3H]SKF 38393 (D1 agonist), and [3H]DA as ligands. Analysis of the binding data showed that in the cerebellum there are two binding components for all [3H]ligands. Comparison of the binding constants from cerebellum and striatum showed that in cerebellum the high affinity-low capacity component has similar affinity with that of striatum. The reeler and weaver mutations affected the binding of all ligands: In reeler, total cerebellar specific binding sites for [3H]spiperone and [3H]SKF 38393 decrease significantly (approximately 50% and approximately 70%, respectively), while those for [3H]DA show a small (approximately 10-15%) but not significant decrease. In weaver, total cerebellar specific binding sites for [3H]spiperone, [3H]SKF 38393, and [3H]DA also decrease significantly (approximately 60%, approximately 70%, and approximately 50%, respectively). In reeler striatum [3H]SKF 38393 binding (Bmax) is significantly decreased (approximately 24%), while [3H]spiperone and [3H]DA binding (Bmax) is not affected. In weaver striatum, [3H]SKF 38393 binding is sig...Continue Reading


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