dopamine transporter


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dopamine transporter (DAT),

a protein, found, for example, in the terminal of a presynaptic neuron, which decreases the concentration of dopamine near the synapse by effecting its reuptake into the presynaptic neuron.
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Behavioral, biological, and chemical perspectives on atypical agents targeting the dopamine transporter.
Dopamine transporter positron emission tomography [sup]11 C-[sz]-CFT, used as the DAT radioligand for PET tracer, was synthesized at Department of Nuclear Medicine, PLA General Hospital.
Their study focused on the dopamine transporter gene DAT1, which can influence leadership and is important for reward and motivation systems in humans.
Evidence for the importance of the human dopamine transporter gene for withdrawal symptomatology of alcoholics in a German population.
Dopamine transporter ligands: recent developments and therapeutic potential.
A baseline SPECT scan of dopamine transporter function was performed with the radiopharmaceutical I-123 FP-CIT as an imaging agent.
Polymorphisms in the dopamine transporter gene (SLC6A3/DAT1) and alcohol dependence in humans: a systematic review.
The area was dimmer in an addicted brain because the drug was already interacting with dopamine transporters.
This might be something we could use to predict who will develop dopamine transporter deficiency and, eventually, symptomatic Parkinson's.
In their model of iron deficiency, they noted a decrease in the dopamine transporter (DAT) functioning, both in vitro and in vivo.
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