MODULATION OF THE NEUROTENSIN STRIATONIGRAL PATHWAY BY D1 RECEPTORS

Citation
Mn. Castel et al., MODULATION OF THE NEUROTENSIN STRIATONIGRAL PATHWAY BY D1 RECEPTORS, NeuroReport, 5(3), 1993, pp. 281-284
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurosciences
Journal title
ISSN journal
0959-4965
Volume
5
Issue
3
Year of publication
1993
Pages
281 - 284
Database
ISI
SICI code
0959-4965(1993)5:3<281:MOTNSP>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
IT has been reported that methamphetamine (METH) upregulates striatal neurotensin (NT) mRNA levels. The present in situ hybridization study demonstrates, using the dopamine D1 antagonist SCH23390 that this effe ct is mediated through D1 receptors. Sulpiride, a selective D2 antagon ist, induces an upregulation of NT expression, which in some striatal areas is additive to the METH effect. This suggests the existence of a t least two NT striatal neuronal populations. One, sensitive to D1 rec eptors, corresponds to the recently described striatonigral NT pathway . The second one, modulated by D2 receptors, may project to the globus pallidus and/or represent interneurones.