N-Methyl-d-aspartate receptors modulate extracellular 5-hydroxytryptamine concentration in rat hippocampus and striatum in vivo

Whitton, P.S., Richards, D.A., Biggs, C.S. and Fowler, L.J. (1994) N-Methyl-d-aspartate receptors modulate extracellular 5-hydroxytryptamine concentration in rat hippocampus and striatum in vivo. Neuroscience Letters, 169 (1-2). pp. 215-218. 10.1016/0304-3940(94)90395-6.

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DOI: 10.1016/0304-3940(94)90395-6

Abstract

The effects of infusing N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) and the specific NMDA receptor antagonist d-2-amino-5-phosphonopropionic acid (d-AP5) into rat hippocampus and striatum on extracellular 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and its metabolite 5-hydroxy-indoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) were studied using intracerebral microdialysis. In striatum, NMDA (1–100 μM) caused a concentration-dependent increase in 5-HT. d-AP5 (10 μM) infusion caused increased extracellular 5-HT. When the two drugs were co-infused, no effect on extracellular 5-HT was seen. d-AP5 alone was found to cause a delayed but sustained increase in dialysate 5-HIAA. In hippocampus, NMDA infusion caused a dose-dependent decrease in extracellular 5-HT while d-AP5 produced a transitory increase in 5-HT level. NMDA caused a decrease in dialysate 5-HIAA. In striatum, the effect of 10 μM NMDA infusion was abolished by co-infusion with tetrodotoxin (TTX; 1 μM). In hippocampus, 1 μM TTX caused a slight but non-significant augmentation of the effect of 10 μM NMDA alone. These data indicate that NMDA receptors mediate control over 5-HT release and metabolism in different brain regions and may in part explain the behavioural effects of non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonists.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:N-Methyl-d-aspartate; Serotonin; 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid: Intracerebral dialysis
Departments, units and centres:Department of Pharmacology > Department of Pharmacology
ID Code:3140
Journal or Publication Title:Neuroscience Letters
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