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Previous parkinsonian rat models have generally been characterized by unilateral destruction of both the nigrostriatal pathway and the mesolimbic pathway using the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). We created a hemiparkinsonian model in which there is 6-OHDA-induced destruction of the dopaminergic nigrostriatal pathway but sparing of the dopaminergic(More)
The purpose of the present experiments was to investigate whether a verbal and a spatial secondary task would disrupt priming for object-location associations. Symbols were placed one at a time in one of nine locations in a rectangle. Implicit memory was tested with a reaction time (RT) task. All symbols were placed in the same location of the rectangle(More)
Among the appealing features of adenoviruses as vectors for transfer of genes into the central nervous system (CNS) are that they are not neurotoxic, they can accommodate the insertion of several large genes, they are not associated with the hazards of insertional mutagenesis, and they can be concentrated to a high-titer preparation. The authors evaluated(More)
Results of previous studies have suggested differences in the regulatory mechanisms in striatal striosomes and matrix following interruption of dopaminergic input to the striatum by MPTP in the monkey. In the present study we have investigated the possibility that stimulation of dopamine receptors by apomorphine modifies glucose metabolism differentially in(More)
Quantitative autoradiography was used to study [3H]naloxone binding in the striatum of normal monkeys and monkeys made hemiparkinsonian by the unilateral infusion of the neurotoxin, 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP). The density of [3H]naloxone binding sites was significantly higher in the caudate and putamen on the MPTP-treated side of(More)
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