The aim of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between nucleus accumbens D 2 receptors, circling behavior, and its first stage, the head turning. Rats were unilaterally lesioned in the substantia nigra with 6-hydroxydopamine and afterward treated with d -amphetamine IP Following bilateral intraaccumbens microinjections (1, 5, 10 μg/0.5 μl) of sulpiride, a D 2 receptor antagonist. Computer-assisted video analysis allowed the study of some parameters (number of turns, type of turn, head turning duration, degree and speed) characterizing rotatory activity. Sulpiride microinfusion resulted in a dose-dependent decrease of the number of turns and head rotation speed and in a dose-dependent increase of head-turning duration. Two turn types were observed in relation to the animal's position: a large head-to-tail position with a short-diameter turn type following sulpiride microinjection, and a close head-to-tail position in relation to a wide diameter turn type in the control condition (saline). The results show a relationship between head turning parameters, circling behavior, and D 2 receptors in nucleus accumbens, which may be also involved in the regulation of some mechanisms related to sensory-motor integration in the rat.
Brain Research Bulletin – Elsevier
Published: Jan 1, 1995
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