Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 87 (2), 487-96

The New Neurokinin 1-sensitive Receptor Mediates the Facilitation by Endogenous Tachykinins of the NMDA-evoked Release of Acetylcholine After Suppression of Dopaminergic Transmission in the Matrix of the Rat Striatum

Affiliations

The New Neurokinin 1-sensitive Receptor Mediates the Facilitation by Endogenous Tachykinins of the NMDA-evoked Release of Acetylcholine After Suppression of Dopaminergic Transmission in the Matrix of the Rat Striatum

Marie-Louise Kemel et al. J Neurochem.

Abstract

Using an in vitro microsuperfusion procedure, the NMDA-evoked release of [3H]ACh was studied after suppression of dopamine (DA) transmission (alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine) in striatal compartments of the rat. The effects of tachykinin neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor antagonists and the ability of appropriate agonists to counteract the antagonist responses were investigated to determine whether tachykinin NK1 classic, septide-sensitive and/or new NK1-sensitive receptors mediate these regulations. The NK1 antagonists, SR140333, SSR240600, GR205171 but not GR82334 and RP67580 (0.1 and 1 microM) markedly reduced the NMDA (1 mm + D-serine 10 microM)-evoked release of [3H]ACh only in the matrix. These responses unchanged by coapplication with NMDA of NK2 or NK3 agonists, [Lys5,MeLeu9,Nle10]NKA(4-10) or senktide, respectively, were completely counteracted by the selective NK1 agonist, [Pro9]substance P but also by neurokinin A and neuropeptide K (1 nM each). According to the rank order of potency of agonists for counteracting the antagonist responses ([Pro9]substance P, 0.013 nM > neurokinin A, 0.15 nM >> substance P(6-11) 7.7 nM = septide 8.7 nM), the new NK1-sensitive receptors mediate the facilitation by endogenous tachykinins of the NMDA-evoked release of ACh in the matrix, after suppression of DA transmission. Solely the NK1 antagonists having a high affinity for these receptors could be used as indirect anti-cholinergic agents.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Publication types

MeSH terms

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback