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On the mechanism of d-amphetamine-induced changes in glutamate, ascorbic acid and uric acid release in the striatum of freely moving rats

Miele, Maddalena and Mura, Maria A. and Enrico, Paolo and Esposito, Giovanni and Serra, Pier Andrea and Migheli, Rossana and Zangani, Danilo and Miele, Egidio (2000) On the mechanism of d-amphetamine-induced changes in glutamate, ascorbic acid and uric acid release in the striatum of freely moving rats. British Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 129 (3), p. 582-588. eISSN 1476-5381. Article.

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DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjp.0703066


1 The effects of systemic, intrastriatal or intranigral administration of d-amphetamine on glutamate, aspartate, ascorbic acid (AA), uric acid, dopamine (DA), dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), homovanillic acid (HVA) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) concentrations in dialysates from the striatum of freely-moving rats were evaluated using microdialysis. 2 d-Amphetamine (2 mg kg‾1) given subcutaneously (s.c.) increased DA, AA and uric acid and decreased DOPAC+HVA, glutamate and aspartate dialysate concentrations over a 3 h period after d-amphetamine. 5-HIAA concentrations were unaffected. Individual changes in glutamate and AA dialysate concentrations were negatively correlated. 3 d-Amphetamine (0.2 mM), given intrastriatally, increased DA and decreased DOPAC+HVA and aspartate dialysate concentrations, but failed to change those of glutamate, AA uric acid or 5-HIAA, over a 2 h period after d-amphetamine. Haloperidol (0.1 mM), given intrastriatally, increased aspartate concentrations without affecting those of glutamate or AA. 4 d-Amphetamine (0.2 mM), given intranigrally, increased AA and uric acid dialysate concentrations and decreased those of glutamate, aspartate and DA; DOPAC+HVA and 5-HIAA concentrations were unaffected. 5 These results suggest that d-amphetamine-induced increases in AA and uric acid and decreases in glutamate concentrations are triggered at nigral sites. The changes in aspartate levels may be evoked by at least two mechanisms: striatal (mediated by inhibitory dopaminergic receptors) and nigral (activation of amino acid carrier-mediated uptake.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:4361
Uncontrolled Keywords:d-Amphetamine, glutamate, aspartate, ascorbic acid, uric acid, microdialysis, rat striatum
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/14 Farmacologia
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Neuroscienze, scienze materno infantili
Copyright Holders:© 2000 Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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