Electrophysiological and behavioral effects of group I metabotropic glutamate receptors on pallidal neurons in rats
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AbstractThe globus pallidus plays a critical role in movement regulation. Morphological studies have shown that group I mGluRs including mGluR1 and mGluR5 are expressed in the globus pallidus. Up to now, little is known about the in vivo electrophysiological effects of group I mGluRs on the pallidal neurons. The present study investigated the electrophysiological effects of group I mGluRs on the firing rate of pallidal neurons in anesthetized rats. Single unit in vivo extracellular recordings showed that micropressure ejection of group I mGluRs agonist, 3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG), increased the spontaneous firing rate of pallidal neurons. DHPG-induced excitation could be blocked by mGluR1 antagonist, (S)-(+)-alpha-amino-4-carboxy-2-methylb-enzeneacetic acid (LY367385), but not mGluR5 antagonist, 2-methyl-6-(phenylethyny1)-pyridine (MPEP). LY367385 alone had no effect but MPEP alone increased the excitability of pallidal neurons. Unilateral microinjection of DHPG into the globus pallidus induced a contralateral dystonic posturing in the presence of systemic haloperidol administration and this effect could be blocked by LY367385 but not MPEP. The present in vivo electrophysiological and behavioral studies indicate that group I mGluRs could produce excitatory effect on pallidal neurons via mGluR1, and blockade of mGluR5 also has an excitatory effect on pallidal neurons. Our findings suggest that the effects of globus pallidus in movement regulation is partly mediated by group I mGluRs. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListSun XR, Chen L, Chen WF, Yung WH
Journal nameBrain Research
Detailed descriptionTo ORKTS: doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2012.08.027
Volume Number1477
Pages1 - 9
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsDHPG; Globus pallidus; Group I mGluRs; MPEP; Single unit recording
Web of Science Subject CategoriesNeurosciences; NEUROSCIENCES; Neurosciences & Neurology

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