Accession Number : AD0617569

Title :   BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF BRAIN DOPAMINE.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : GOTEBORG UNIV (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : Carlsson,A.

Report Date : 13 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The major part of the brain dopamine, a catecholamine belonging to the monoamine family, occurs in neurons, whose cell bodies are located in the substantia nigra of the brain stem. Their axons ascend in the internal capsule and terminate in the neostriatum. Dopamine is localized also to other neuronal systems in the brain and the retina. Evidence supporting the view that the brain monoamines serve as neurohumoral transmitters has been presented. The functions of the nigro-neostriatal and other dopamine containing pathways are under study, using a multidisciplinary approach. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BRAIN, AMINES), NERVE CELLS, RETINA, BIOCHEMISTRY, PHYSIOLOGY, SWEDEN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE