S A Spahn

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Many biologic effects of TRH seem to be mediated via a dopaminergic mechanism. The present study examined the effects of chronic TRH administration on the properties of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons. Ten days, continuous subcutaneous TRH administration via an osmotic minipump led to a significant rise in striatal level of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic(More)
An accelerated loss of dopaminergic neurons with advancing age leads to Parkinson's disease. The incidence of this disease is suggested to be lower in nicotine users. As the body ages, the number of dopamine receptors in the striatum decrease, an effect that has been shown to be slowed by reduction in body weight via dietary manipulations. To investigate(More)
Epidemiologic studies have suggested a positive association in man between nicotine use and the incidence of tardive dyskinesia, a disease characterized by dopaminergic supersensitivity after chronic neuroleptic therapy. In rats, repeated administration of neuroleptics results into dopaminergic supersensitivity and increased density of striatal D2-dopamine(More)
Effect of chronic thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) treatment on the properties of spinal cord TRH-receptor was evaluated by Scatchard analysis of data on the saturation of specific binding of [methyl-His3-3H]TRH. Continuous subcutaneous administration of TRH (0.51 +/- 0.02 mg/kg/day) via an Alzetmini osmotic pump for ten days led to a substantial(More)
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