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This paper describes carbon fibre electrodes that can simultaneously monitor changes in ascorbic acid, dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5HIAA) and homovanillic acid (HVA) in vivo in the rat striatum using differential pulse voltammetry. The separation between DOPAC and 5HIAA oxidation is improved and the size of the 5HIAA peak decreased by the removal of uric acid using the enzyme uricase indicating that uric acid oxidation may contribute to the oxidation peak at + 300 mV. Haloperidol (0.5 mg/kg) decreased ascorbic acid and 5HIAA but increased DOPAC and HVA while D-amphetamine (3 mg/kg) increased ascorbic acid, decreased DOPAC and HVA but had no effect on 5HIAA. These electrodes should be a useful means of investigating interactions between dopamine and serotoninergic systems in vivo.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Brain Res

Publication Date

19/11/1984

Volume

322

Pages

135 - 138

Keywords

3,4-Dihydroxyphenylacetic Acid, Animals, Ascorbic Acid, Catechols, Corpus Striatum, Dextroamphetamine, Electrochemistry, Haloperidol, Homovanillic Acid, Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid, Indoles, Male, Rats, Rats, Inbred Strains