COMPARISON OF (-)-STEPHOLIDINE AND D-1 OR D-2 AGONISTS ON UNIT FIRINGOF GLOBUS-PALLIDUS IN 6-HYDROXYDOPAMINE-LESIONED RATS

Citation
Xx. Zhang et al., COMPARISON OF (-)-STEPHOLIDINE AND D-1 OR D-2 AGONISTS ON UNIT FIRINGOF GLOBUS-PALLIDUS IN 6-HYDROXYDOPAMINE-LESIONED RATS, Life sciences (1973), 63(7), 1998, pp. 537-544
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biology,"Medicine, Research & Experimental","Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Journal title
ISSN journal
0024-3205
Volume
63
Issue
7
Year of publication
1998
Pages
537 - 544
Database
ISI
SICI code
0024-3205(1998)63:7<537:CO(ADO>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
(-)-Stepholidine(SPD), isolated from the Chinese herb Stephania, is de monstrated to be a DA antagonist, but it also shows D-1 agonistic acti on on rotational behavior in unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) les ioned rats. The present study further ascertains its D-1 agonistic pro perty on firing activity of globus pallidus (GP) in control and 6-OHDA -lesioned rats. In the control rats, the firing activities of the GP n eurons elicited by DA agonists (i.v.), such as apomorphine (D-1/D-2), SKF38393 (D-1), and LY171555 (D-2), were readily reversed by SPD (4 mg /kg, i.v.); but SPD, per se, induced variable alterations. In the 6-OH DA-lesioned rats, apomorphine, SKF38393 and LY171555 displayed the mar ked inhibition as well as excitation on the unit firing. The individua l firing variations (87.1+/-17.8, 55.1+/-15.7 and 62.1+/-16.7%, respec tively) were much larger than those in the control group, and were com pletely abolished by SPD (2 mg/kg). However, SPD also showed D-1 parti al agonistic action on the GP neuron firing. Moreover, the pre-blockad e of D-2 receptors with spiperone (0.5 mg/kg, i.v.), SPD exhibited the D-1 agonist action which was reversed by the D-1 antagonist SCH23390. These results suggest that SPD has a dual action on the GP neuron fir ing in the 6-OHDA-lesioned rats, i.e., antagonist to D-2 DA receptors and partial agonist to D-1 receptors.