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Changes in dopa decarboxylase mRNA but not tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA levels in rat brain following antipsychotic treatment

Buckland, Paul Robert, O'Donovan, Michael Conlon and McGuffin, Peter 1992. Changes in dopa decarboxylase mRNA but not tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA levels in rat brain following antipsychotic treatment. Psychopharmacology 108 (1-2) , pp. 98-102. 10.1007/BF02245292

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Abstract

The effects of antipsychotic administration (1–32 days, twice per day) on the levels of mRNA coding for dopa decarboxylase (DDC) and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) in rat brain has been assessed by a procedure utilising solution hybridisation with oligonucleotides. Saline and sulpiride (20 mg/kg/day) had no apparent effect on DDC mRNA levels. Haloperidol (3 mg/kg/day) elicited increases in DDC mRNA levels of 240% after 32 days and loxapine (4 mg/kg/day) elicited increases of 180% in DDC mRNA levels. None of the drugs affected TH mRNA levels. These results indicate that DDC may be more important than TH in the long term regulation of dopamine production.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0033-3158
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:14
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/57666

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