Distinct Cholinergic Control of Dopamine Release in Striosomal and Matrix Areas of the Cat Caudate Nucleus
Two anatomical compartments can be distinguished in the striatum of the adult cat and other mammalian species including the man. These compartments were revealed first by using acetylcholinesterase (AChE) as a marker; areas poor and rich in AChE being denominated respectively striosomes and matrix18. Then several other studies have shown that, these two main compartments can be distinguished further with other biochemical markers but also by their afferent and efferent projections. However, few investigations have been made yet on the functional properties of the striosomes and the matrix and on their relationships.
KeywordsMuscarinic Receptor Nerve Terminal Caudate Nucleus Nicotinic Receptor Cholinergic Neurone
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