Endogenously released 5-hydroxytryptamine depresses the spinal monosynaptic reflex via 5-HT1D receptors

Motoko Honda, Keiko Imaida, Mitsuo Tanabe, Hideki Ono
European Journal of Pharmacology 2004 October 25, 503 (1): 55-61
In the spinal cord, various 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor subtypes are involved in the modulation of motor output. Previously, we have shown that 5-HT1B receptors mediate the monosynaptic reflex depression induced by exogenously applied 5-HT that was formed from the precursor L-5-hydroxytryptophan in spinalized rats. In this study, we determined the effects of endogenous 5-HT, which was released from serotonergic terminals by DL-p-chloroamphetamine, on spinal reflexes. DL-p-chloroamphetamine depressed the monosynaptic reflex and increased the polysynaptic reflex. The depletion of 5-HT abolished the monosynaptic reflex depression, but the increase in polysynaptic reflexes was maintained, suggesting that endogenous 5-HT released by DL-p-chloroamphetamine mediates depression of the monosynaptic reflex in the spinal cord. The depression of the monosynaptic reflex was antagonized by GR127935 (N-[methoxy-3-(4-methyl-l-piperazinyl)phenyl]-2'-methyl-4'-(5-methyl-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)[1,1-biphenyl]-4-carboxamide; 5-HT1B/1D receptor antagonist) and BRL15572 (3-[4-(4-chlorophenyl)piperazin-1-yl]-1,1-diphenyl-2-propanol; 5-HT1D receptor antagonist) but not by isamoltane (5-HT(1B) receptor antagonist). These results suggest that 5-HT released from serotonergic terminals depresses monosynaptic reflex transmission via 5-HT1D receptors.

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