Phencyclidine suppresses the activity of midbrain dopamine-containing neurons recorded from mouse brain slices in vitro

Michael E. Trulson, Kamyar Arasteh

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Abstract

Phencyclidine produced a dose-dependent decrease in the activity of dopamine-containing neurons in the substantia nigra and ventral tegmental area recorded from mouse brain slices in vitro. The suppression of dopamine neuronal activity by phencyclidine was blocked by pretreatment of the animals with α-methyl-para-tyrosine or haloperidol. These data are in contrast with previous studies which reported that the activity of many midbrain dopamine neurons is increased by phencyclidine, while others are decreased and yet others showed no change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Pharmacology
Volume133
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 1987

Keywords

  • (In vitro)
  • Dopamine
  • Haloperidol
  • Phencyclidine
  • Single unit activity
  • Ventral tegmental area

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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