An antagonistic interaction between adenosine A(2A)-and dopamine D2- receptors has been described. Radioligand binding experiments showed a predominant reduction in the number of D2 vs. A(2A)-receptors in the striatum of aged compared to young rats. The A(2A)-receptor-mediated antagonistic modulation of D2-receptor binding remained unchanged in aged animals. In striatal homogenates a significant increase in adenosine and no change in dopamine content was found in aged vs. young rats. These results reveal the existence of an age-dependent imbalance of adenosinee vs. dopamine in favor of adenosine, which involves both presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms.

Age-related alteration of the adenosine/dopamine balance in the rat striatum

Rimondini R.
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1998

Abstract

An antagonistic interaction between adenosine A(2A)-and dopamine D2- receptors has been described. Radioligand binding experiments showed a predominant reduction in the number of D2 vs. A(2A)-receptors in the striatum of aged compared to young rats. The A(2A)-receptor-mediated antagonistic modulation of D2-receptor binding remained unchanged in aged animals. In striatal homogenates a significant increase in adenosine and no change in dopamine content was found in aged vs. young rats. These results reveal the existence of an age-dependent imbalance of adenosinee vs. dopamine in favor of adenosine, which involves both presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms.
Popoli P.; Betto P.; Rimondini R.; Reggio R.; Pezzola A.; Ricciarello G.; Fuxe K.; Ferre S.
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