Levels of dopamine (DA), 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), ascorbic acid (AA), dehydroascorbic acid (DHAA), and uric acid were determined in the rat striatum following single apomorphine (1 mg/kg), scopolamine (0.6 mg/kg), pilocarpine (4 mg/kg), or pilocarpine + scopolamine (4 and 0.6 mg/kg, respectively) injections. The decrease in DOPAC levels and in the DOPAC/DA ratio, induced by the pharmacological manipulation, was linearly correlated with the increase in DHAA levels (r = -0.9060, P less than 0.05) and with the increase in the DHAA/AA ratio (r = -0.9004, P less than 0.05), respectively. It is concluded that dopaminergic activation or cholinergic inhibition both increase striatal AA oxidation, which is correlated with a decrease in DA turnover.
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|Titolo:||Further investigations into the relationship between the dopaminergic system, ascorbic acid and uric acid in the rat striatum|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1991|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|