I Hui Lee61
Ru-Band Lu33
61I Hui Lee
33Ru-Band Lu
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BACKGROUND Although studies have indicated that the frontal lobe plays an important role in performance on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) and that basal ganglia play a specific role in frontal lobe function, the role of striatal dopamine (DA) activity in performance on the WCST remains unclear. METHODS We assessed the relation between the(More)
Brain oxytocin and dopamine systems interact to modulate social cognitive behavior. Whether the interactions are modulated by oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene variations remains unclear. Considering the dopamine transporter (DAT) availability as an endophenotype and the degree of dopamine-mediated neuroticism as a phenotype of the OXTR genotypes, the current(More)
Recent lines of research suggest that, in addition to hypothalamic sites, the striatum dopaminergic system may be a target for regulating homeostasis that may be represented by the body mass index (BMI). Although it has been reported that the striatal dopamine receptor (DRD2) availability of very obese individuals was reduced in proportion to their BMI, the(More)
In order to explore the neuropathology of the pre- and post-synaptic dopamine neurons of patients with major depression, we examined striatal D(2)/D(3) receptor uptake and dopamine transporter (DAT) availability simultaneously in drug-free depressed patients using a dual-isotope single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging technique. Ten(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the mesolimbic dopaminergic system has been shown to play a role in reinforcing tobacco smoking, results of imaging studies that examine the relationship between tobacco smoking and the central dopamine system remain discrepant. To delineate the role of tobacco addiction in central pre- and post-synaptic dopaminergic activities, we(More)
Striatal dopamine D2 receptor density is an important indicator of many neuropsychiatric disorders and also of motor activity. This study examined the relationship between a fine motor task (finger tapping test, FTT) and striatal D2 dopamine receptor density by examining 20 healthy volunteers and 20 schizophrenic patients. Striatal D2 receptor density was(More)
Individuals with schizotypal features exhibit cognitive, perceptual and social deficits that are similar to but less prominent than those seen in patients with schizophrenia. Dopaminergic hyperactivity in the striatum has been related to the positive symptoms of schizophrenia, and brain-imaging studies of dopamine uptake in the striatum are thought to be(More)
The aims of this study were to examine the differences between 32 opioid-dependent users treated with a very low dose of methadone or undergoing methadone-free abstinence and 32 controls. SPECT analysis using [99mTc] TRODAT-1 to assess striatal dopamine transporter (DAT) availability and [123I] ADAM to assess midbrain serotonin transporter (SERT)(More)
OBJECTIVE Although studies have indicated that the human basal ganglia have a specific role in different memory systems, the functional significance of the striatal dopamine activities for the basal ganglia remains less clear. This study assessed the relationship between measures of striatal dopamine activities and indices of different memory systems in(More)
Bipolar disorder (BP), especially bipolar II disorder (BP-II), is highly comorbid with anxiety disorder (AD). Monoaminergic dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of BP, it may be important to investigate genes such as the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), involved in monoamine metabolism and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) genes,(More)