The effects of galanin (GAL) have been evaluated on the depolarization evoked release of [3H]5-HT (serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine) from rat hypothalamic synaptosomal preparations, using low concentrations of potassium (15 mM). In the same preparation effects of GAL were also evaluated on [3H]5-HT uptake, using kinetic analysis to determine effects on Vmax values and Km values. GAL concentrations of 0.1-10 nM caused a concentration-related increase of the depolarization-evoked release of [3H]5-HT without influencing [3H]5-HT uptake. The results indicate the existence of high affinity GAL receptors on the hypothalamic 5-HT nerve terminals, exerting a facilitatory influence on depolarization-evoked [3H]5-HT release.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 1991|
- Rats, Inbred Strains