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Possible Interaction: Cocaine and Antineoplaston A10

Research Papers that Mention the Interaction

In the present study, we have shown that cocaine is significantly more potent in suppressing the firing rate of dopamine cells in the ventral tegmental area (VTA or A10 ) than in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNC or A9).
Brain Research  •  1992  |  View Paper
Microiontophoretic administration of cocaine caused only a weak (15–20%) inhibition of the activity of A10 DA neurons, but significantly increased and prolonged the inhibition produced by iontophoretic DA.
Therefore, it is hypothesized that the relatively weak inhibitory effects of cocaine on A10 DA neurons may represent a poor compensatory response to enhanced DA neurotransmission within the NAc, and may help to explain the extremely potent rewarding effects of this important drug of abuse.
These results suggest that the effects of cocaine on A10 DA neurons are due to inhibition of DA reuptake, a conclusion that has been supported by several other findings.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience  •  1988  |  View Paper