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Intranigral substance P modulation of striatal dopamine: interaction with N-terminal and C-terminal substance P fragments.

Authors
  • Reid, M S
  • Herrera-Marschitz, M
  • Terenius, L
  • Ungerstedt, U
Type
Published Article
Journal
Brain Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 03, 1990
Volume
526
Issue
2
Pages
228–234
Identifiers
PMID: 1701682
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The effects of unilateral injections of two substance P fragments, the N-terminal substance P (1-7) (SP1-7) and the C-terminal substance P (6-11) (SP6-11) into the substantia nigra, pars reticulata on dopamine (DA) release in the ipsilateral striatum of halothane-anaesthetized rats were studied using microdialysis. SP1-7 and SP6-11 were also tested for their ability to modify the DA stimulation produced by intranigral injections of SP or neurokinin A (NKA). In addition, the SP antagonist Spantide I was tested for its ability to modify the DA stimulation produced by an intranigral injection of SP1-7. Intranigral injections of SP1-7 (0.001-5.0 nmol) inhibited DA release after low doses (0.001-0.01 nmol), but stimulated DA release after high doses (0.1-5.0 nmol). Striatal dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) levels increased moderately after high doses of SP1-7 (1.0-5.0 nmol). Intranigral injections of SP6-11 (0.01-5.0 nmol) inhibited DA release, but enhanced striatal DOPAC levels, dose-dependently. SP1-7 (0.01-0.1 nmol), but not SP6-11 (0.1 nmol), blocked the stimulation of striatal DA release produced by intranigral SP (0.07 nmol). Neither SP1-7 (0.1 nmol) nor SP6-11 (0.1 nmol) could modify the stimulation of striatal DA release produced by intranigral NKA (0.09 nmol). The increase in DA release after a high dose of SP1-7 (1.0 nmol) was not modified by co-administration with Spantide I (0.07 nmol).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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