The effect of dopamine D1 and D2 receptor agonists on inositol phosphate turnover in rat striatal slices.
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There is a lot of controversy in the literature about the role of dopamine D1 and D2 receptor stimulation on the turnover of phosphoinositols, and phosphoinositols are one of the important second messenger. In order to resolve this controversy, the effect of dopamine receptor stimulation on turnover of phosphoinositols was studied by estimation of the accumulation of individual labelled inositols in rat striatal slices which were prelabelled with [3H]myoinositol. Incubation of the prelabelled striatal slices with 1 microM of quinpirole, D2 specific agonist or with 1 microM of SKF-38393, D1 specific agonist, did not affect the accumulation of basal level of either inositol monophosphate, or inositol biphosphate, or inositol triphosphate. In addition, in conclusion of D1 specific antagonist cis-flupentixol or D2 specific antagonist sulpiride did not affect the basal levels of inositol phosphates. The activity of enzyme phospholipase-C which produces these inositol phosphates was also measured in rat striatal membrane. Incubation of rat striatal membrane with either agonist quinpirole or SKF-38393 did not change the basal level of phospholipase C. Our data thus indicate that occupation of dopamine receptors did not affect the inositol phosphate system in rat striatum.
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