PMID: 7865176Jan 1, 1994Paper

The effect of reserpine treatment in vivo upon L-dopa and amphetamine evoked dopamine and DOPAC efflux in vitro from the corpus striatum of male rats

Journal of Neural Transmission. General Section
D E Dluzen, B Liu

Abstract

In the present experiment we tested the effects of L-DOPA and amphetamine upon dopamine and DOPAC efflux in vitro from superfused corpus striatal tissue fragments of male rats who had been pretreated with reserpine. Male rats were treated with reserpine (5 mg/kg) or its vehicle at 24 hours prior to sacrifice and superfusion of the corpus striatum. Two different modes of L-DOPA (5 microM) and amphetamine (10 microM) stimulation, a brief 10-minute and a continuous 60-minute infusion, were tested for their ability to evoke striatal dopamine and DOPAC efflux. Depletion of monoamine storage capacity as achieved with reserpine significantly reduced the amount of basal dopamine and DOPAC released from superfused striatal tissue fragments of male rats. Although basal release rates were significantly reduced, the amount of dopamine and DOPAC released in response to in vitro L-DOPA infusions (10 or 60 minute infusions) was equivalent between reserpine and vehicle treated animals. In contrast, amphetamine stimulated DA release was significantly reduced in male rats treated with reserpine. For both L-DOPA and amphetamine, significantly greater amounts of dopamine were obtained with the 60- versus 10-minute infusion modes. These results dem...Continue Reading

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