Experimental Neurobiology 2019; 28(5): 602-611
Published online October 31, 2019
© The Korean Society for Brain and Neural Sciences
So Hyeon Park1, Yoo Sung Song2, Byung Seok Moon3, Byung Chul Lee2, Hyun Soo Park1,2* and Sang Eun Kim1,2,4*
1Department of Transdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 03080, 3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ewha Woman’s University Seoul Hospital, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul 07804, 4Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, Suwon 16229, Korea
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Synaptic dopamine (DA) is mainly regulated by the presynaptic DA transporter (DAT). Single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) with the DAT radiotracer [123I]FP-CIT assesses changes in synaptic DA availability when endogenous DA displaces [123I]FP-CIT or competes for DAT. Here, we investigated the effects of haloperidol (HAL) and clozapine (CLZ) on [123I]FP-CIT binding in the rat striatum and midbrain to assess the utility of [123I]FP-CIT SPECT to quantify changes in synaptic DA availability. Rats underwent [123I]FP-CIT SPECT after intraperitoneal administration of normal saline (vehicle), HAL (1 and 7 mg/kg), CLZ (10 and 54 mg/kg) and bupropion (BUP, a DAT blocker, 20 and 100 mg/kg). In the striatum and midbrain, percent differences in the nondisplaceable binding potential (BPND) of [123I]FP-CIT compared to the vehicle were calculated for the various drugs and doses. In another experiment, changes in endogenous striatal DA concentration were measured by