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The mechanism of electrically stimulated adenosine release varies by brain region.
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PMID:  23192278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Adenosine plays an important role in neuromodulation and neuroprotection. Recent identification of transient changes in adenosine concentration suggests adenosine may have a rapid modulatory role; however, the extent of these changes throughout the brain is not well understood. In this report, transient changes in adenosine evoked by one second, 60 Hz electrical stimulation trains were compared in the caudate-putamen, nucleus accumbens, hippocampus, and cortex. The concentration of evoked adenosine varies between brain regions, but there is less variation in the duration of signaling. The highest concentration of adenosine was evoked in the dorsal caudate-putamen (0.34 ± 0.08 μM), while the lowest concentration was in the secondary motor cortex (0.06 ± 0.02 μM). In all brain regions, adenosine release was activity-dependent. In the nucleus accumbens, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex, this release was partly due to extracellular ATP breakdown. However, in the caudate-putamen, release was not due to ATP metabolism but was ionotropic glutamate receptor-dependent. The results demonstrate that transient, activity-dependent adenosine can be evoked in many brain regions but that the mechanism of formation and release varies by region.
Megan L Pajski; B Jill Venton
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Purinergic signalling     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-9546     ISO Abbreviation:  Purinergic Signal.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101250499     Medline TA:  Purinergic Signal     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Chemistry Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 22904, USA.
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