Serotonin 1B receptor stimulation reduces D1 receptor agonist-induced dyskinesia.Neuroreport. 2009 Sep 23; 20(14):1265-9.N
Dopamine replacement therapy for the treatment of Parkinson's disease leads to deleterious abnormal involuntary movements (AIMs), known as L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA)-induced dyskinesia, which parallels enhanced striatal dopamine D1 receptor-mediated signaling. Recent evidence suggests stimulation of striatal serotonin (5-HT) 1B receptors may reduce D1-mediated signaling. Given this potential antidyskinetic mechanism, male hemiparkinsonian Sprague-Dawley rats received treatments of D1 receptor agonist, SKF81297, (0.8 mg/kg) or L-DOPA (12 mg/kg, subcutaneous injection). Dyskinetic movements were rated using the AIMs scale. Rats were then administered vehicle (100% dimethyl sulfoxide) or the 5-HT1B receptor agonist, CP94253, (1.5 or 3.0 mg/kg, subcutaneous injection), followed by SKF81297 or L-DOPA and rated for AIMs. Results indicate that CP94253 mitigates both L-DOPA and D1 receptor agonist-induced dyskinesia. These findings suggest that 5-HT1B receptor stimulation directly diminishes D1 receptor-mediated dyskinesia, implicating an important target for the treatment of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia.