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Biotinylated-spiperone ligands for quantum dot labeling of the dopamine D2 receptor in live cell cultures.
Tomlinson ID, Kovtun O, Crescentini TM, Rosenthal SJ
(2019) Bioorg Med Chem Lett 29: 959-964
MeSH Terms: Biotin, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, HEK293 Cells, Humans, Ligands, Microscopy, Fluorescence, Quantum Dots, Receptors, Dopamine D2, Spiperone, Streptavidin
Show Abstract · Added March 26, 2019
We have synthesized 3 analogs of the dopamine D2 receptor (D2 DR) antagonist spiperone that can be conjugated to streptavidin-coated quantum dots via a pegylated biotin derivative. Using fluorescent imaging we demonstrate that substitution on the spiro position is tolerated, whilst the length and rigidity of a spacer arm attached to spiperone is important in controlling specific labeling as well as minimizing nonspecific labeling to cells and the surface of cell culture dishes. The ligand with the most rigid linker IDT772 (4) had the best binding profile and had high specific binding to D2 DR expressing HEK-293T cells with low nonspecific binding to plates and HEK-293T cells that lacked the D2 DR.
Copyright © 2019. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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[F]fallypride characterization of striatal and extrastriatal D receptors in Parkinson's disease.
Stark AJ, Smith CT, Petersen KJ, Trujillo P, van Wouwe NC, Donahue MJ, Kessler RM, Deutch AY, Zald DH, Claassen DO
(2018) Neuroimage Clin 18: 433-442
MeSH Terms: Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Benzamides, Brain Mapping, Corpus Striatum, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, Female, Fluorodeoxyglucose F18, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Parkinson Disease, Positron-Emission Tomography, Receptors, Dopamine D2
Show Abstract · Added March 21, 2018
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by widespread degeneration of monoaminergic (especially dopaminergic) networks, manifesting with a number of both motor and non-motor symptoms. Regional alterations to dopamine D receptors in PD patients are documented in striatal and some extrastriatal areas, and medications that target D receptors can improve motor and non-motor symptoms. However, data regarding the combined pattern of D receptor binding in both striatal and extrastriatal regions in PD are limited. We studied 35 PD patients off-medication and 31 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (HCs) using PET imaging with [F]fallypride, a high affinity D receptor ligand, to measure striatal and extrastriatal D nondisplaceable binding potential (BP). PD patients completed PET imaging in the off medication state, and motor severity was concurrently assessed. Voxel-wise evaluation between groups revealed significant BP reductions in PD patients in striatal and several extrastriatal regions, including the locus coeruleus and mesotemporal cortex. A region-of-interest (ROI) based approach quantified differences in dopamine D receptors, where reduced BP was noted in the globus pallidus, caudate, amygdala, hippocampus, ventral midbrain, and thalamus of PD patients relative to HC subjects. Motor severity positively correlated with D receptor density in the putamen and globus pallidus. These findings support the hypothesis that abnormal D expression occurs in regions related to both the motor and non-motor symptoms of PD, including areas richly invested with noradrenergic neurons.
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Nigrostriatal and Mesolimbic D Receptor Expression in Parkinson's Disease Patients with Compulsive Reward-Driven Behaviors.
Stark AJ, Smith CT, Lin YC, Petersen KJ, Trujillo P, van Wouwe NC, Kang H, Donahue MJ, Kessler RM, Zald DH, Claassen DO
(2018) J Neurosci 38: 3230-3239
MeSH Terms: Aged, Benzamides, Compulsive Behavior, Dopamine Agonists, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, Female, Humans, Limbic System, Male, Middle Aged, Parkinson Disease, Positron-Emission Tomography, Radiopharmaceuticals, Receptors, Dopamine D2, Receptors, Dopamine D3, Reward, Substantia Nigra
Show Abstract · Added March 21, 2018
The nigrostriatal and mesocorticolimbic dopamine networks regulate reward-driven behavior. Regional alterations to mesolimbic dopamine D receptor expression are described in drug-seeking and addiction disorders. Parkinson's disease (PD) patients are frequently prescribed D-like dopamine agonist (DAgonist) therapy for motor symptoms, yet a proportion develop clinically significant behavioral addictions characterized by impulsive and compulsive behaviors (ICBs). Until now, changes in D receptor binding in both striatal and extrastriatal regions have not been concurrently quantified in this population. We identified 35 human PD patients (both male and female) receiving DAgonist therapy, with ( = 17) and without ( = 18) ICBs, matched for age, disease duration, disease severity, and dose of dopamine therapy. In the off-dopamine state, all completed PET imaging with [F]fallypride, a high affinity D-like receptor ligand that can measure striatal and extrastriatal D nondisplaceable binding potential (BP). Striatal differences between ICB+/ICB- patients localized to the ventral striatum and putamen, where ICB+ subjects had reduced BP In this group, self-reported severity of ICB symptoms positively correlated with midbrain D receptor BP Group differences in regional D BP relationships were also notable: ICB+ (but not ICB-) patients expressed positive correlations between midbrain and caudate, putamen, globus pallidus, and amygdala BPs. These findings support the hypothesis that compulsive behaviors in PD are associated with reduced ventral and dorsal striatal D expression, similar to changes in comparable behavioral disorders. The data also suggest that relatively preserved ventral midbrain dopaminergic projections throughout nigrostriatal and mesolimbic networks are characteristic of ICB+ patients, and may account for differential DAgonist therapeutic response. The biologic determinants of compulsive reward-based behaviors have broad clinical relevance, from addiction to neurodegenerative disorders. Here, we address biomolecular distinctions in Parkinson's disease patients with impulsive compulsive behaviors (ICBs). This is the first study to image a large cohort of ICB+ patients using positron emission tomography with [18F]fallypride, allowing quantification of D receptors throughout the mesocorticolimbic network. We demonstrate widespread differences in dopaminergic networks, including (1) D2-like receptor distinctions in the ventral striatum and putamen, and (2) a preservation of widespread dopaminergic projections emerging from the midbrain, which is associated with the severity of compulsive behaviors. This clearly illustrates the roles of D receptors and medication effects in maladaptive behaviors, and localizes them specifically to nigrostriatal and extrastriatal regions.
Copyright © 2018 the authors 0270-6474/18/383231-10$15.00/0.
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Spontaneous Eye Blink Rate (EBR) Is Uncorrelated with Dopamine D2 Receptor Availability and Unmodulated by Dopamine Agonism in Healthy Adults.
Dang LC, Samanez-Larkin GR, Castrellon JJ, Perkins SF, Cowan RL, Newhouse PA, Zald DH
(2017) eNeuro 4:
MeSH Terms: Adult, Benzamides, Blinking, Brain, Bromocriptine, Dopamine Agonists, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, Double-Blind Method, Female, Healthy Volunteers, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Positron-Emission Tomography, Pyrrolidines, Receptors, Dopamine D2, Young Adult
Show Abstract · Added March 21, 2018
Spontaneous eye blink rate (EBR) has been proposed as a noninvasive, inexpensive marker of dopamine functioning. Support for a relation between EBR and dopamine function comes from observations that EBR is altered in populations with dopamine dysfunction and EBR changes under a dopaminergic manipulation. However, the evidence across the literature is inconsistent and incomplete. A direct correlation between EBR and dopamine function has so far been observed only in nonhuman animals. Given significant interest in using EBR as a proxy for dopamine function, this study aimed to verify a direct association in healthy, human adults. Here we measured EBR in healthy human subjects whose dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) availability was assessed with positron emission tomography (PET)-[18F]fallypride to examine the predictive power of EBR for DRD2 availability. Effects of the dopamine agonist bromocriptine on EBR also were examined to determine the responsiveness of EBR to dopaminergic stimulation and, in light of the hypothesized inverted-U profile of dopamine effects, the role of DRD2 availability in EBR responsivity to bromocriptine. Results from 20 subjects (age 33.6 ± 7.6 years, 9F) showed no relation between EBR and DRD2 availability. EBR also was not responsive to dopaminergic stimulation by bromocriptine, and individual differences in DRD2 availability did not modulate EBR responsivity to bromocriptine. Given that EBR is hypothesized to be particularly sensitive to DRD2 function, these findings suggest caution in using EBR as a proxy for dopamine function in healthy humans.
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The metabotropic glutamate receptor 8 agonist (S)-3,4-DCPG reverses motor deficits in prolonged but not acute models of Parkinson's disease.
Johnson KA, Jones CK, Tantawy MN, Bubser M, Marvanova M, Ansari MS, Baldwin RM, Conn PJ, Niswender CM
(2013) Neuropharmacology 66: 187-95
MeSH Terms: Aminobutyrates, Animals, Benzoates, Catalepsy, Disease Models, Animal, Dopamine, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Dyskinesia, Drug-Induced, Excitatory Amino Acid Agonists, Forelimb, Glycine, Haloperidol, Injections, Intraventricular, Male, Neostriatum, Parkinsonian Disorders, Rats, Rats, Sprague-Dawley, Receptors, Dopamine D2, Receptors, Metabotropic Glutamate, Reserpine, Time Factors
Show Abstract · Added February 19, 2015
Metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGlus) are 7 Transmembrane Spanning Receptors (7TMs) that are differentially expressed throughout the brain and modulate synaptic transmission at both excitatory and inhibitory synapses. Recently, mGlus have been implicated as therapeutic targets for many disorders of the central nervous system, including Parkinson's disease (PD). Previous studies have shown that nonselective agonists of group III mGlus have antiparkinsonian effects in several animal models of PD, suggesting that these receptors represent promising targets for treating the motor symptoms of PD. However, the relative contributions of different group III mGlu subtypes to these effects have not been fully elucidated. Here we report that intracerebroventricular (icv) administration of the mGlu(8)-selective agonist (S)-3,4-dicarboxyphenylglycine (DCPG [ 2.5, 10, or 30 nmol]) does not alleviate motor deficits caused by acute (2 h) treatment with haloperidol or reserpine. However, following prolonged pretreatment with haloperidol (three doses evenly spaced over 18-20 h) or reserpine (18-20 h), DCPG robustly reverses haloperidol-induced catalepsy and reserpine-induced akinesia. Furthermore, DCPG (10 nmol, icv) reverses the long-lasting catalepsy induced by 20 h pretreatment with the decanoate salt of haloperidol. Finally, icv administration of DCPG ameliorates forelimb use asymmetry caused by unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesion of substantia nigra dopamine neurons. These findings suggest that mGlu(8) may partially mediate the antiparkinsonian effects of group III mGlu agonists in animal models of PD in which dopamine depletion or blockade of D(2)-like dopamine receptors is prolonged and indicate that selective activation of mGlu(8) may represent a novel therapeutic strategy for alleviating the motor symptoms of PD. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors'.
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Mechanisms underlying methamphetamine-induced dopamine transporter complex formation.
Hadlock GC, Baucum AJ, King JL, Horner KA, Cook GA, Gibb JW, Wilkins DG, Hanson GR, Fleckenstein AE
(2009) J Pharmacol Exp Ther 329: 169-74
MeSH Terms: Animals, Benzazepines, Blotting, Western, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Dopamine, Dopamine Antagonists, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, Dopamine Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins, Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors, In Vitro Techniques, Male, Methamphetamine, Neostriatum, Nucleus Accumbens, Oxidopamine, Rats, Rats, Sprague-Dawley, Receptors, Dopamine D1, Receptors, Dopamine D2, Salicylamides, Sympathectomy, Chemical, Synaptosomes
Show Abstract · Added December 7, 2012
Repeated, high-dose methamphetamine (METH) administrations cause persistent dopaminergic deficits in rodents, nonhuman primates, and humans. In rats, this treatment also causes the formation of high-molecular mass (greater than approximately 120 kDa) dopamine transporter (DAT)-associated complexes, the loss of DAT monomer immunoreactivity, and a decrease in DAT function, as assessed in striatal synaptosomes prepared 24 h after METH treatment. The present study extends these findings by demonstrating the regional selectivity of DAT complex formation and monomer loss because these changes in DAT immunoreactivity were not observed in the nucleus accumbens. Furthermore, DAT complex formation was not a consequence limited to METH treatment because it was also caused by intrastriatal administration of 6-hydroxydopamine. Pretreatment with the D2 receptor antagonist, eticlopride [S-(-)-3-chloro-5-ethyl-N-[(1-ethyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)methyl]-6-hydroxy-2-methoxybenzamide hydrochloride], but not the D1 receptor antagonist, SCH23390 [R(+)-7-chloro-8-hydroxy-3-methyl-1-phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-3-benzazepine hydrochloride], attenuated METH-induced DAT complex formation. Eticlopride pretreatment also attenuated METH-induced DAT monomer loss and decreases in DAT function; however, the attenuation was much less pronounced than the effect on DAT complex formation. Finally, results also revealed a negative correlation between METH-induced DAT complex formation and DAT activity. Taken together, these data further elucidate the underlying mechanisms and the functional consequences of repeated administrations of METH on the DAT protein. Furthermore, these data suggest a multifaceted role for D2 receptors in mediating METH-induced alterations of the DAT and its function.
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Antipsychotic drugs: comparison in animal models of efficacy, neurotransmitter regulation, and neuroprotection.
Lieberman JA, Bymaster FP, Meltzer HY, Deutch AY, Duncan GE, Marx CE, Aprille JR, Dwyer DS, Li XM, Mahadik SP, Duman RS, Porter JH, Modica-Napolitano JS, Newton SS, Csernansky JG
(2008) Pharmacol Rev 60: 358-403
MeSH Terms: Animals, Antipsychotic Agents, Brain, Disease Models, Animal, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, Humans, Neuronal Plasticity, Neuroprotective Agents, Schizophrenia
Show Abstract · Added May 27, 2014
Various lines of evidence indicate the presence of progressive pathophysiological processes occurring within the brains of patients with schizophrenia. By modulating chemical neurotransmission, antipsychotic drugs may influence a variety of functions regulating neuronal resilience and viability and have the potential for neuroprotection. This article reviews the current literature describing preclinical and clinical studies that evaluate the efficacy of antipsychotic drugs, their mechanism of action and the potential of first- and second-generation antipsychotic drugs to exert effects on cellular processes that may be neuroprotective in schizophrenia. The evidence to date suggests that although all antipsychotic drugs have the ability to reduce psychotic symptoms via D(2) receptor antagonism, some antipsychotics may differ in other pharmacological properties and their capacities to mitigate and possibly reverse cellular processes that may underlie the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.
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A new multi-gram synthetic route to labeling precursors for the D(2/3) PET agent 18F-fallypride.
Kim K, Miller NR, Sulikowski GA, Lindsley CW
(2008) Bioorg Med Chem Lett 18: 4467-9
MeSH Terms: Benzamides, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Chlorine, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, Drug Design, Mesylates, Models, Chemical, Positron-Emission Tomography, Pyrrolidines, Radiopharmaceuticals, Receptors, Dopamine D2, Receptors, Dopamine D3
Show Abstract · Added March 5, 2014
This Letter describes a new multi-gram synthetic protocol for the preparation of the classic tosylate labeling precursor for the D(2/3) PET agent [(18)F]fallypride. In the course of our studies, we also discovered two novel labeling precusors, the previously undescribed mesylate and chloro congeners of fallypride.
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Dopamine D2-like antagonists induce chromatin remodeling in striatal neurons through cyclic AMP-protein kinase A and NMDA receptor signaling.
Li J, Guo Y, Schroeder FA, Youngs RM, Schmidt TW, Ferris C, Konradi C, Akbarian S
(2004) J Neurochem 90: 1117-31
MeSH Terms: Acetylation, Animals, Animals, Newborn, Blotting, Southern, Blotting, Western, Chromatin Assembly and Disassembly, Corpus Striatum, Cyclic AMP, Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinases, Dizocilpine Maleate, Dopamine Agents, Dopamine Antagonists, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, Drug Administration Routes, Drug Interactions, Enzyme Inhibitors, Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists, Female, Genes, fos, Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein, Glutamic Acid, Haloperidol, Histones, Immunohistochemistry, In Vitro Techniques, Indoles, Isoquinolines, Male, Methylation, Mice, Neurons, Phosphopyruvate Hydratase, Phosphorylation, RNA, Messenger, Rats, Rats, Sprague-Dawley, Receptors, AMPA, Receptors, Dopamine D2, Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate, Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction, Sulfonamides, Thionucleotides, Time Factors
Show Abstract · Added May 27, 2014
Antipsychotic drugs regulate gene transcription in striatal neurons by blocking dopamine D2-like receptors. Little is known about the underlying changes in chromatin structure, including covalent modifications at histone N-terminal tails that are epigenetic regulators of gene expression. We show that treatment with D2-like antagonists rapidly induces the phosphorylation of histone H3 at serine 10 and the acetylation of H3-lysine 14 in bulk chromatin from striatum and in nuclei of striatal neurons. We find that, in vivo, D2-like antagonist-induced H3 phospho-acetylation is inhibited by the NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801 and by the protein kinase A (PKA) inhibitor Rp-adenosine 3c',5c'-cyclic monophosphorothioate triethylammonium salt but increased by the PKA activator Sp-adenosine 3c',5c'-cyclic monophosphorothioate triethylammonium salt. Furthermore, in dissociated striatal cultures which lack midbrain and cortical pre-synaptic inputs, H3 phospho-acetylation was induced by glutamate, L-type Ca2+ channel agonists and activators of cAMP-dependent PKA but inhibited by NMDA receptor antagonists or PKA antagonists. The dual modification, H3pS10-acK14, was enriched at genomic sites with active transcription and showed the kinetics of the early response. Together, these results suggest that histone modifications and chromatin structure in striatal neurons are dynamically regulated by dopaminergic and glutamatergic inputs converging on the cellular level. Blockade of D2-like receptors induces H3 phospho-acetylation, H3pS10-acK14, through cAMP-dependent PKA, and post-synaptic NMDA receptor signaling.
Copyright 2004 International Society for Neurochemistry
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Neurobiology. Dopamine's reversal of fortune.
Blakely RD
(2001) Science 293: 2407-9
MeSH Terms: Adenosine Triphosphate, Animals, Biological Transport, Carrier Proteins, Dendrites, Dopamine, Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists, Dopamine Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins, Glutamates, Humans, Membrane Glycoproteins, Membrane Transport Proteins, Nerve Tissue Proteins, Neurons, Parkinson Disease, Phosphorylation, Protein Kinase C, Rats, Receptors, Dopamine D2, Receptors, Metabotropic Glutamate, Substantia Nigra, Subthalamic Nucleus, Synapses, Synaptic Transmission
Added July 10, 2013
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