Electrical high frequency stimulation of the caudate nucleus induces local GABA outflow in freely moving rats

A. Hiller, S. Loeffler, C. Haupt, M. Litza, U. Hofmann, A. Moser*

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
22 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

Electrical high frequency stimulation of the globus pallidus internus or the subthalamic nucleus has beneficial motor effects in advanced Parkinson's disease. The mechanisms underlying these clinical results remain, however, unclear. From previous in vitro studies it is proposed that the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system is involved in the effectiveness of electrical high frequency stimulation (HFS). In these experiments, we developed an in vivo model that allows for simultaneous and collocated microdialysis and HFS by electrical pulses of 124 Hz in the caudate nucleus of freely moving rats. GABA and glutamate outflow were sampled by microdialysis technique and quantified after pre-column o-phthaldialdehyde sulphite derivatization using HPLC with electrochemical detection. As the most outstanding result, we could demonstrate that high frequency stimulation significantly increased basal GABA outflow without affecting glutamate levels in freely moving rats.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftJournal of Neuroscience Methods
Jahrgang159
Ausgabenummer2
Seiten (von - bis)286-290
Seitenumfang5
ISSN0165-0270
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 30.01.2007

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