Mark A Cervinski

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Dopamine transporters (DATs) undergo intracellular sequestration and functional down-regulation upon exposure to psychostimulant substrates. To investigate the potential mechanism underlying these responses, we examined the acute in vitro and in vivo effects of amphetamine and methamphetamine (METH) on phosphorylation and down-regulation of rat DAT using(More)
Dopamine transporters (DATs) undergo increased phosphorylation upon treatment of striatal tissue or cultured cells with protein kinase C activators and protein phosphatase inhibitors. Phosphorylation conditions also lead to reductions in dopamine transport activity, which may function to regulate synaptic dopamine levels and control the extent and duration(More)
The dopamine transporter (DAT) is a neuronal phosphoprotein and target for psychoactive drugs that plays a critical role in terminating dopaminergic transmission by reuptake of dopamine from the synaptic space. Control of DAT activity and plasma membrane expression are therefore central to drug actions and the spatial and temporal regulation of synaptic(More)
We investigated the functional relationship between the soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment receptor (SNARE) protein syntaxin 1A (syn 1A) and the dopamine transporter (DAT) by treating rat striatal tissue with Botulinum Neurotoxin C (BoNT/C) and co-transfecting syn 1A with DAT in non-neuronal cells, followed by analysis of DAT activity,(More)
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