Title

Diurnal Alterations of Catecholamines, Indoleamines and Their Metabolites in Specific Brain Regions of the Mouse

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology

Volume

94

Issue

2

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

1989

First Page

575

Last Page

579

DOI

10.1016/0742-8413(89)90115-1

Abstract

1. The diurnal variations of regional brain concentrations of dopamine (DA), norepinephrine (NE), serotonin (5-HT) and metabolites were determined in unperturbed male CD-1 mice. Determinations were made every 4 hr for 24 hr. 2. The most striking and significant variations in biogenic amines were seen in the hypothalamus, where concentrations of NE, DA and 5-HT varied in a rhythmic pattern and as much as two-fold during this period. 3. In some cases, daily alterations in parent biogenic amines were reflected by concurrent changes in their metabolites. 4. Since concentrations of neurotransmitters in the brain are often used as an indicator of stress and/or toxicity, these data should provide an accurate data base allowing for more accurate interpretation of results.

Comments

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