New data show that 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) neurons of the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) are subject to feedback control from 5-HT2 receptors, but the circuitry involved is uncertain. This study investigated whether 5-HT2 receptor agonism activates DRN gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurons, which are known to inhibit neighbouring 5-HT neurons. Systemic administration of the 5-HT2 receptor agonist, DOI, caused a striking increase in Fos-immunoreactivity in the DRN. This effect was abolished by...Expand abstract
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A role for midbrain raphe gamma aminobutyric acid neurons in 5-hydroxytryptamine feedback control.
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