Article date: 1990/1/8
PubMed ID: 2154287
Journal name: Brain research (ISSN: 0006-8993)
Our previous study reported that the blockade of GABAA receptors of the lateral hypothalamus-zona incerta region (LH-ZI) by local injections of bicuculline methiodide inhibited the haloperidol-induced catalepsy. The aim of the present study was to determine (1) whether the blockade of GABAA receptors of the LH-ZI may counteract the catalepsy evoked by SCH 23390 and by sulpiride, and (2) whether the GABAA receptors of the LH-ZI affect the function of the striatal dopaminergic system. Bicuculline methiodide (2.5 and 5 ng/side) injected bilaterally into the LH-ZI inhibited in a dose-dependent manner the catalepsy induced by SCH 23390 administered peripherally (0.2 mg/kg s.c.). SCH 23390 (2 micrograms/side) and sulpiride (1 microgram/side) injected bilaterally into the rostroventral part of the striatum induced potent catalepsy. The catalepsy induced by injection of SCH 23390 (2 micrograms) and sulpiride (1 microgram) into the striatum was inhibited by bicuculline methiodide (2.5 ng and 5 ng) injected into the LH-ZI. Neither bicuculline (5 ng/side) nor muscimol (50 ng/side) injected bilaterally into the LH-ZI changed the levels of dopamine and its intraneuronal metabolite, 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl-acetic acid, or the concentration of noradrenaline and 5-hydroxyindole-acetic acid measured in the striatum and nucleus accumbens by HPLC with an electrochemical detection. It is concluded that GABAA receptors of the LH-ZI are an output station for the catalepsy induced by the blockade of the striatal D2 and D1 dopamine receptors.
Author List: Ossowska K, Wardas J, Golembiowska K, Wolfarth S
Publication Types: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Substances mentioned in the article: Benzazepines; Receptors, Dopamine; Receptors, GABA-A; Sulpiride; Bicuculline;
Mesh terms: Animals; Benzazepines/pharmacology; Bicuculline/pharmacology; Catalepsy/chemically induced; Corpus Striatum/drug effects; Dose-Response Relationship, Drug; Hypothalamic Area, Lateral/drug effects; Male; Rats; Rats, Inbred Strains; Receptors, Dopamine/drug effects; Receptors, GABA-A/drug effects; Sulpiride/pharmacology;