Kinetic and pharmacologic characterization of dopamine binding in the mouse cerebellum and the effects of the reeler mutation.

The purpose of this study was to characterize the dopaminergic system in the mouse cerebellum and to determine whether the dyskinesia of the reeler mutant is accompanied by alterations in cerebellar and/or striatal dopamine binding. From the analysis of (3H) dopamine ((3H)DA) and (3H)spiperone ((3H)Sp) binding, the study of the effects of several drugs on this binding, and the comparison of these parameters between the cerebellum and striatum, we conclude that a dopaminergic system exists in the cerebellum with properties common to the striatal system but also with some differences. That is, 1) with (3H)DA as ligand, we find two binding sites in cerebellum with similar Kd to those of striatum but of lower density, 2) with (3H)Sp as ligand we observe two binding sites in cerebellum and one in striatum, and 3) the competition of (3H)DA binding by various drugs shows that among the cerebellar sites, relative to striatum, there is a higher proportion that corresponds to high affinity D3 and D4 (D2 high) binding sites. In cerebellum and striatum of reeler mice, (3H)DA binding increases 125-174% and 14%, respectively.
AuthorsN Panagopoulos, N A Matsokis, T Valcana
JournalJournal of neuroscience research (J Neurosci Res) Vol. 19 Issue 1 Pg. 122-9 ( 1988) ISSN: 0360-4012 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID3343704 (Publication Type: Comparative Study, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Dopamine Antagonists
  • Spiperone
  • Dopamine
  • Animals
  • Binding Sites
  • Binding, Competitive
  • Cerebellum (metabolism)
  • Corpus Striatum (metabolism)
  • Dopamine (metabolism)
  • Dopamine Antagonists
  • Kinetics
  • Mice
  • Mice, Neurologic Mutants (metabolism)
  • Spiperone (metabolism)

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