PMID: 7086437Aug 1, 1982Paper

Rate and duration of stimulation determine presynaptic effects of haloperidol on dopaminergic neurons

Journal of Neurochemistry
I S Hoffmann, L X Cubeddu


Superfused rabbit neostriatal slices prelabeled with [3H]dopamine ([3H]DA) were polarized with electrical pulses (12 V, 1 ms). Although transmitter release showed a proportional increase with a greater number of pulses (30-360 pulses), flat frequency-release curves were obtained. Haloperidol (0.03-0.3 micro M) enhanced 3H overflow without affecting its metabolism or time course, and antagonized apomorphine-induced inhibition of transmitter release. Maximal enhancement of release by haloperidol was obtained with 30-60 pulses delivered at a rate of 3 Hz, whereas much less facilitation of release was seen at 0.3 and 1 Hz (30-90 pulses) or with 360 pulses at either of the three frequencies. Therefore, the slope of the frequency-release curve was markedly increased by haloperidol. These results indicate that activation of presynaptic DA receptors, and thus facilitation of release by haloperidol was highly dependent on the rate and duration of stimulation of striatal dopaminergic terminals. In these neurons the feedback loop seems to act physiologically to depress the slope of the frequency-release curve.


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