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Involvement of dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in the regulation of proenkephalin mRNA abundance in the striatum and accumbens of the rat brain.

The effects of short-term treatment (6 h) with selective D1 or D2 agonists and antagonists on the mRNA for proenkephalin in the medial and anterior aspects of the caudate-putamen and the nucleus accumbens were assessed by in situ hybridization histochemistry. Proenkephalin mRNA abundance was significantly changed in the striatum and accumbens in response to D2 receptor manipulation. D2 blockade with haloperidol or raclopride increased, whereas D2 stimulation with LY-171555 (D2 agonist) decreased, striatal and accumbens proenkephalin mRNA abundance. Antagonism of D1 receptor activity with SCH-23390 significantly decreased proenkephalin mRNA abundance in all brain regions. Concurrent administration of the D1 agonist SKF-38393 prevented the SCH-23390 effect in all brain areas. The data demonstrate that acute treatment with dopaminergic D2 agonists and antagonists affects proenkephalin mRNA abundance in the striatum and accumbens via a D2 receptor mechanism, consistent with the concept that D2 receptor function inhibits the synthesis of the mRNA encoding the enkephalin peptides. Moreover, D1 receptor activity, directly or indirectly, exerts modulatory effects on proenkephalin mRNA abundance in the striatum and nucleus accumbens.[1]


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