Adenosine 2A receptor (A2AR) agonists were indicated to reduce cocaine reward and cocaine seeking mainly through activation of antagonistic allosteric A2AR-dopamine D2R (D2R) interactions in A2AR-D2R heteroreceptor complexes. Furthermore, it was shown that modulation of cocaine reward involves antagonistic A2AR-D2R interactions in the ventral but not the dorsal striatum in rats. In the current work the proximity ligation assay (PLA) was used to further study the A2AR-D2R heteroreceptor complexes in the nucleus accumbens shell and core as well as the dorsal striatum under the influence of cocaine self-administration in rats. A significant increase in the A2AR-D2R PLA positive clusters was observed in the nucleus accumbens shell but not in the other regions vs yoked saline controls using the duolink software. Additionally, cocaine self-administration evoked a selective and significant increase in the density of D2R-sigma1R positive clusters in the nucleus accumbens shell vs yoked saline controls, while a significant reduction of the density of the D2R-sigma1R positive clusters was found in the dorsal part of the dorsal striatum. The results suggest that cocaine self-administration can reorganize A2AR and D2R into increased A2AR-D2R heteroreceptor complexes in the nucleus accumbens shell associated with increases in the D2R-sigma1R heteroreceptor complexes in this region. This reorganization can contribute to the demonstrated anti-cocaine actions of A2A receptor agonists and the putative formation of A2AR-D2R-sigma1R heterocomplexes.

Cocaine self-administration specifically increases A2AR-D2R and D2R-sigma1R heteroreceptor complexes in the rat nucleus accumbens shell. Relevance for cocaine use disorder / Borroto-Escuela, D. O.; Narvaez, M.; Wydra, K.; Pintsuk, J.; Pinton, L.; Jimenez-Beristain, A.; Di Palma, M.; Jastrzebska, J.; Filip, M.; Fuxe, K.. - In: PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR. - ISSN 0091-3057. - ELETTRONICO. - 155:(2017), pp. 24-31. [10.1016/j.pbb.2017.03.003]

Cocaine self-administration specifically increases A2AR-D2R and D2R-sigma1R heteroreceptor complexes in the rat nucleus accumbens shell. Relevance for cocaine use disorder

Di Palma M.;
2017-01-01

Abstract

Adenosine 2A receptor (A2AR) agonists were indicated to reduce cocaine reward and cocaine seeking mainly through activation of antagonistic allosteric A2AR-dopamine D2R (D2R) interactions in A2AR-D2R heteroreceptor complexes. Furthermore, it was shown that modulation of cocaine reward involves antagonistic A2AR-D2R interactions in the ventral but not the dorsal striatum in rats. In the current work the proximity ligation assay (PLA) was used to further study the A2AR-D2R heteroreceptor complexes in the nucleus accumbens shell and core as well as the dorsal striatum under the influence of cocaine self-administration in rats. A significant increase in the A2AR-D2R PLA positive clusters was observed in the nucleus accumbens shell but not in the other regions vs yoked saline controls using the duolink software. Additionally, cocaine self-administration evoked a selective and significant increase in the density of D2R-sigma1R positive clusters in the nucleus accumbens shell vs yoked saline controls, while a significant reduction of the density of the D2R-sigma1R positive clusters was found in the dorsal part of the dorsal striatum. The results suggest that cocaine self-administration can reorganize A2AR and D2R into increased A2AR-D2R heteroreceptor complexes in the nucleus accumbens shell associated with increases in the D2R-sigma1R heteroreceptor complexes in this region. This reorganization can contribute to the demonstrated anti-cocaine actions of A2A receptor agonists and the putative formation of A2AR-D2R-sigma1R heterocomplexes.
2017
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