CCK/dopamine interactions in Fawn-Hooded and Wistar-Kyoto rat brain
DJ Lodge, JL Short, LD Mercer, PM Beart, AJ Lawrence
PEPTIDES | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2000
The aim of this study was to compare the actions of CCK neuropeptides within the nucleus accumbens (N.Acc) of alcohol preferring (Fawn-Hooded, FH) and alcohol nonpreferring (Wistar-Kyoto, WKY) rats. CCK-8S (30-300 nM) facilitated the K(+) stimulated release of [(3)H]dopamine (DA) from N.Acc prisms in both rat strains, whereas CCK-4 (30 nM-1 microM) caused a significant decrease of evoked [(3)H]DA in the FH rat only. A scattered distribution of CCK-A and -B receptor immunopositive varicose fibers were visualized throughout the N.Acc of both rat strains along with a topographic distribution of CCK receptor positive cells throughout the ventral mesencephalon.