Jakob Kisbye Dreyer

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Tonic and phasic dopamine release is implicated in learning, motivation, and motor functions. However, the relationship between spike patterns in dopaminergic neurons, the extracellular concentration of dopamine, and activation of dopamine receptors remains unresolved. In the present study, we develop a computational model of dopamine signaling that give(More)
Dopamine (DA) D2-like autoreceptors are an important component of the DA system, but their influence on postsynaptic DA signaling is not well understood. They are, directly or indirectly, involved in drug abuse and in treatment of schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactive disorder: DA autoreceptors influence the behavioral effect of cocaine and(More)
Progressive loss of nigrostriatal dopamine (DA) neurons is the neuropathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD). Symptoms of the disease can often be treated by DA D2 agonists and thus seem related to disinhibition of the indirect striatal pathway. However, there is no evidence that symptoms arise by low extracellular DA concentration or are(More)
Midbrain dopaminergic neurons are essential for appropriate voluntary movement, as epitomized by the cardinal motor impairments arising in Parkinson's disease. Understanding the basis of such motor control requires understanding how the firing of different types of dopaminergic neuron relates to movement and how this activity is deciphered in target(More)
The bradykinesia and other motor signs of Parkinson's disease (PD) are linked to progressive loss of substantia nigra dopamine (DA) neurons innervating the striatum. However, the emergence of idiopathic PD is likely preceded by a prolonged subclinical phase, which may be masked by a variety of pre- and postsynaptic compensatory mechanisms. It is often(More)
Optogenetics is an emergent technology that combines light-sensitive proteins derived from algae, so-called opsins, with genetics. Viral vectors encoding opsins are injected into selective brain regions whereby specific cell populations can be controlled with high precision light pulses delivered via implanted optical fibres. This review focuses on(More)
3 Dopamine (DA) D2-like autoreceptors are an important component in the DA 4 system. But their influence on postsynaptic DA signaling is not well understood. 5 They are, directly or indirectly, involved in drug abuse and in treatment of 6 schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactive disorder: DA autoreceptors influence 7 the behavioral effect of cocaine(More)
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