Journal article

Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor mediated modulation of evoked excitatory amino acid release in the nucleus tractus solitarius of the rat: evidence from in vivo microdialysis

MA Ashworth-Preece, B Jarrott, AJ Lawrence

BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1998

Abstract

In vivo microdialysis was used to measure release of endogenous l-glutamate and l-aspartate in the nucleus tractus solitarius of the anaesthetised rat evoked by baroreceptor loading. Aortic constriction, the method of loading, elicited a reproducible increase in extracellular levels of l-glutamate to 322+/-139% of basal levels, which could be attenuated by concomitant local administration of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist mecamylamine (100 microM).