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Excitatory Amino Acid Influence on Striatal Cholinergic Transmission

  • B. Scatton
  • D. Fage
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 30)

Abstract

The corpus striatum contains a discrete population of cholinergic interneurons which represents about 1–2% of the total neostriatal neuronal population. The striatal cholinergic interneuron corresponds morphologically to the large aspiny neuron described by Kemp and Powell (7). These nerve cells appear to possess an important functional role in extrapyramidal motor function, and have been particularly implicated in the translation of alterations of nigro-striatal dopaminergic transmission into behavioral patterns (for review see Lloyd, 10).

Keywords

Excitatory Amino Acid Cholinergic Neuron Excitatory Amino Acid Receptor Striatal Slice Cholinergic Interneuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Scatton
    • 1
  • D. Fage
    • 1
  1. 1.Synthelabo-L.E.R.S.Biochemical Pharmacology GroupBagneuxFrance

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