1st Edition - December 16, 2004

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  • Editors: S.B. Dunnett, M. Bentivoglio, A. Björklund, T. Hökfelt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458281

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Dopamine is a major neurotransmitter of the brain involved in the control of movement, emotion, and cognition; disturbance in dopamine function is associated with disorders like Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This volume of the Handbook of Chemical Neuroanatomy provides a series of in depth critical reviews of our present understanding of the most important aspects of dopamine’s organisation and disturbed function in the animal and human brain.


Neuroscientists, neurologists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors.
    Foreword by Paul Greengard.
    Subject Index.
    I. The organization and circuits of mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons and the distribution of dopamine receptors in the brain (M. Bentivoglio, M. Morelli).
    II. Signal transduction of dopamine receptors (D. Hervé, J.-A. Girault).
    III. The use of dopamine receptor knockout mice to understand brain dopamine neurotransmission and sprouting in the nigrostriatal pathway (M.K. Horne, J. Drago, J. Nunan).
    IV. Structural and functional interactions in the striatum at the receptor level (J.R. Wickens, G.W. Arbuthnott).
    V. Motor function(s) of the nigrostriatal dopamine system: studies of lesions and behaviour (S.B. Dunnett).
    VI. Dopamine motivation and reward (G. di Chiara).
    VII. Role of cortical and striatal dopamine in cognitive function (T.W. Robbins).
    VIII. Functional neuroanatomy of hypothalamic dopaminergic neuroendocrine systems (K.J. Lookingland, K.E. Moore).
    IX. Human forebrain dopamine systems: characterization of the normal brain and in relation to psychiatric disorders (Y.L. Hurd, H. Hall).
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 418
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2004
  • Published: December 16, 2004
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458281

About the Editors

S.B. Dunnett

Affiliations and Expertise

Brain Repair Group, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K.

M. Bentivoglio

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Morphological and Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

A. Björklund

Affiliations and Expertise

Section for Neurobiology, Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Lund, Sweden

T. Hökfelt

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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