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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

The 5HT(1B) receptor agonist, CP-93129, inhibits [(3)H]-GABA release from rat globus pallidus slices and reverses akinesia following intrapallidal injection in the reserpine-treated rat.

This study examined whether activation of 5HT(1B) receptors in the rodent globus pallidus (GP) could reduce GABA release in vitro and reverse reserpine-induced akinesia in vivo. Microdissected slices of GP from male Sprague Dawley rats (300-350 g) were preloaded with [(3)H]-GABA. During subsequent superfusion, 4 min fractions were collected for analysis of release. The effects of the 5HT(1B) receptor agonist, 3-(1,2,5,6-tetrahydropyrid-4-yl)pyrrolo[3, 2-b]pyrid-5-one (CP-93129), on 25 mM KCl-evoked release were examined using a standard dual stimulation paradigm. Male Sprague Dawley rats (270 - 290 g), stereotaxically cannulated above the GP, were rendered akinetic by injection of reserpine (5 mg kg(-1) s.c.). Eighteen hours later, the rotational behaviour induced by unilateral injection of CP-93129 was examined. CP-93129 (0.6-16.2 microM) produced a concentration-dependent inhibition of 25 mM KCl-evoked [(3)H]-GABA release reaching a maximum inhibition of 52.5+/-4.5%. The effect of a submaximal concentration of CP-93129 (5.4 microM) was fully inhibited by the 5HT(1B) receptor antagonist, isamoltane (10 microM). Following intrapallidal injection, CP-93129 (30-330 nmol in 0.5 microl) produced a dose-dependent increase in net contraversive rotations reaching a maximum of 197+/-32 rotations in 240 min at 330 nmol. Pre-treatment with isamoltane (10 nmol in 1 microl) inhibited the effects of a submaximal dose of CP-93129 (220 nmol) by 84+/-6%. These data suggest that at least some 5HT(1B) receptor function as heteroreceptors in the GP, reducing the release of GABA. Moreover, CP-93129-mediated activation of these receptors in the GP provides relief of akinesia in the reserpine-treated rat model of PD.[1]


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