volume 49, issue 2-3, P503-511 1988
DOI: 10.1016/0300-483x(88)90036-4
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Abstract: The use of intracerebral brain dialysis in freely moving rats in neurochemical and neurotoxicological research is discussed and exemplified by studies on the neurotoxin MPTP. Intrastriatal administration of its toxic metabolite MPP+, via the dialysis tube, induced massive changes in the release of neurotransmitters and metabolites. Release enhancing effects could not be repeated by a second MPP+ perfusion and decreases in neurotransmitter or metabolite output were persistent. This indicates that MPP+ has irrev…

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