Localization of α-bungarotoxin binding sites within the rat corpus striatum

F. Amenta, G. Bernardi, V. Floris, M. G. Marciani

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Nicotinic cholinergic receptors (NChR) in rat corpus striatum were studied by the use of fluorescent α-bungarotoxin (αFBTx), a potent nicotinic antagonist and by the immunofluorescence. The corpus striatum is poor of these receptors. These results do not support the hypothesis that the acetylcholine (Ach), with nicotinic action, modulates presynaptically the dopamine (DA) release from the axon terminals of the nigrostriatal projection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology


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