J K Basham

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Exposure to cigarette smoke has been found to attenuate the reduction in striatal dopamine levels caused by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) in mice and to inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity in brain tissue. To confirm whether specific smoke constituents which have been reported to protect against MPTP toxicity were responsible for(More)
To determine whether the attenuation of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced neurotoxicity by tobacco smoke exposure is caused by inhibition of the neuronal uptake of 4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP+), various tobacco components and a smoke extract were tested for inhibitory activity in striatal synaptosomes. A dimethylsulfoxide extract(More)
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