Journal article

Genetic interdependence of adenosine and dopamine receptors: Evidence from receptor knockout mice

JL Short, C Ledent, E Borrelli, J Drago, AJ Lawrence

NEUROSCIENCE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

Dopamine and adenosine receptors are known to share a considerable overlap in their regional distribution, being especially rich in the basal ganglia. Dopamine and adenosine receptors have been demonstrated to exhibit a parallel distribution on certain neuronal populations, and even when not directly co-localized, relationships (both antagonistic and synergistic) have been described. This study was designed to investigate dopaminergic and purinergic systems in mice with ablations of individual dopamine or adenosine receptors. In situ hybridization histochemistry and autoradiography was used to examine the level of mRNA and protein expression of specific receptors and transporters in dopamine..

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