Striatal excitatory amino acid receptor subunit expression in the D1A-dopamine receptor-deficient mouse.
MA Ariano, J Drago, DR Sibley, MS Levine
Dev Neurosci | Published : 1998
The influence of dopamine receptor deletion on the expression and distribution of striatal excitatory amino acid (EAA) receptor subunits comprising the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA) subtypes were examined in the D1A dopamine (DA) receptor-deficient mouse. EAA receptor subunit immunofluorescent staining was altered by the DA receptor genetic mutation. The NMDA-R1 subunit was used as a marker for NMDA-type receptors. The number of striatal neurons expressing this subunit decreased and there was a modest attenuation in the neuropil staining in the mutants in contrast to littermate controls. The R1 subunit for the glutamate recep..View full abstract