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Since spontaneous oral dyskinesias are more prevalent in the elderly, and since these movements may be controlled by the balance of brain dopamine D1 and D2 dopamine receptors, we measured the densities of these receptors in 247 postmortem brain striata. In childhood, the densities of D1 and D2 dopamine receptors in the brain striatum rise and fall(More)
Because dopamine D2 receptors are known to be elevated in schizophrenic brain striata, this study examined whether a similar dopamine receptor elevation occurred in other diseases including neuroleptic-treated Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases. The average D1 density in postmortem striata from Alzheimer's patients was 17.6 +/- 0.1 pmol/g, similar to an(More)
In order to investigate the possibility that there may be two conformationally distinct dopamine D1 binding sites, the effect of lysine-modifying agents on striatal dopamine D1 receptors was investigated. Treatment with the distilbene derivative, 4,4'-diisothiocyanostilbene-2,2'-disulfonate, (DIDS), resulted in an irreversible D1 receptor inactivation that(More)
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