Intracerebral grafting of neuronal cell suspensions. III. Activaty of intrastriatal nigral suspension implants as assessed by measurements of dopamine synthesis and metabolism

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Abstract

The activity of intrastriatal grafts of nigral cell suspensions has been monitored biochemically, using radioenzymatic assays of dopamine, its major acidic metabolite, DOPAC, and DOPA accumulation after DOPA-decarboxylase inhibition. Implants of 4-9 microliter of nigral cell suspension restored striatal DA levels by an average of 13-18%, with the highest individual values reaching about 50% of control. DOPAC was restored from about 5% in the lesioned controls to about 20% of normal in the grafted animals. The DOPAC: DA ratios and the DOPA accumulation measures indicated that the grafted DA neurons were spontaneously active and that the transmitter turnover rate was on the average some 50-100% higher than the intact intrinsic nigrostriatal DA neurones. These results thus provide evidence that the intrastriatal nigral suspension grafts are capable of restoring dopaminergic neurotransmission in the previously denervated striatum.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Neurovetenskaper

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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)19-28
TidskriftActa Physiologica Scandinavica
VolymSuppl. 522
StatusPublished - 1983
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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