Jannine G Truong

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Tens of thousands of adolescents and young adults have used illicit methamphetamine. This is of concern since its high-dose administration causes persistent dopaminergic deficits in adult animal models. The effects in adolescents are less studied. In adult rodents, toxic effects of methamphetamine may result partly from aberrant cytosolic dopamine(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that tolerance to the long-term neurotoxic effects of methamphetamine on dopamine neurons could be induced by pretreating with multiple injections of escalating doses of methamphetamine. The mechanism(s) underlying this tolerance phenomenon is unknown. Some recent studies suggested that aberrant vesicular monoamine(More)
Multiple high-dose methamphetamine administrations cause long-lasting (>1 week) deficits in striatal dopaminergic neuronal function. This stimulant likewise causes rapid (within 1 h) and persistent (at least 48 h) decreases in activities of striatal: 1) dopamine transporters, as assessed in synaptosomes; and 2) vesicular monoamine transporter -2 (VMAT-2),(More)
Abuse of methamphetamine (METH) among adolescents and young adults is concerning since studies have demonstrated that multiple administrations of high-dose METH induce persistent dopaminergic deficits. METH has also been shown to reduce dopamine (DA) uptake by the vesicular monoamine transporter-2 (VMAT-2) and to reduce the amount of VMAT-2 protein in a(More)
Pramipexole is a dopamine D2/D3 receptor agonist used to treat Parkinson's disease. Both human and animal studies suggest that pramipexole may exhibit neuroprotective properties involving dopamine neurons. However, mechanisms underlying its neuroprotective effects remain uncertain. The present results reveal a novel cellular action of this agent.(More)
Apomorphine is a nonselective dopamine D1/D2 receptor agonist used in Europe to treat symptoms resulting from the dopaminergic degeneration associated with Parkinson's disease. In addition, neuroprotective effects of this agent in rodent models have been reported. Recent studies indicate that treatments that alter vesicular monoamine transporter-2 (VMAT-2)(More)
Recent studies demonstrate that multiple dopamine receptor subtypes contribute to the regulation of vesicular monoamine transporter-2 (VMAT-2) activity. The present studies extend these findings by demonstrating that administration of the nonselective dopamine D2 receptor family agonist, quinpirole, rapidly increased vesicular dopamine uptake in purified(More)
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