Regulation of GluA1 phosphorylation by d-amphetamine and methylphenidate in the cerebellum.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Prescription stimulants, such as d-amphetamine or methylphenidate are used to treat suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They potently release dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) and cause phosphorylation of the α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor subunit GluA1 in the striatum. Whether other brain regions are also affected remains elusive. Here, we demonstrate that d-amphetamine and methylphenidate increase phosphorylation at Ser845 (pS845-GluA1) in the membrane fraction of mouse cerebellum homogenate. We identify Bergmann glial cells as the source of pS845-GluA1 and demonstrate a requirement for intact NE release. Consequently, d-amphetamine-induced pS845-GluA1 was prevented by β1-adenoreceptor antagonist, whereas the blockade of DA D1 receptor had no effect. Together, these results indicate that NE regulates GluA1 phosphorylation in Bergmann glial cells in response to prescription stimulants.
Original languageAmerican English
Article numbere12995
Number of pages15
JournalAddiction Biology
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2020


Dive into the research topics of 'Regulation of GluA1 phosphorylation by d-amphetamine and methylphenidate in the cerebellum.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this