PMID: 7082461Apr 1, 1982Paper

Ethylenediamine as a specific releasing agent of gamma-aminobutyric acid in rat striatal slices

Journal of Neurochemistry
H G LloydTrevor W Stone


Following incubation with [14C]gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) or [3H]dopamine, slices of rat striatum were superfused with media containing 36 mM K+ or ethylenediamine (EDA), 1 or 5 mM. Both K+ and EDA induced a release being largely Ca2+-dependent, while the EDA-induced release was not. Whereas K+ also evoked a Ca2+-dependent release of [3H]dopamine, EDA evoked no release of dopamine. EDA may therefore have potential as a specific GABA releasing agent.


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