Acute repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation reactivates dopaminergic system in lesion rats.

@article{Funamizu2005AcuteRT,
  title={Acute repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation reactivates dopaminergic system in lesion rats.},
  author={Hirofumi Funamizu and Mari Ogiue-Ikeda and Hideo Mukai and S Kawato and Shoogo Ueno},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={383 1-2},
  pages={77-81}
}
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) offers potential benefit as a therapeutic treatment for neurological and psychiatric disorders. However, the mechanism underlying the therapeutic effects of rTMS is still unknown. In this study, we investigated the rescue effects of rTMS in the lesioned rats by administering the neurotoxin MPTP (l-methyl-4-phenyl-l,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine). The rats received rTMS (10 trains of 25 pulses/s for 8 s) 48 h after MPTP injection, and tyrosine… CONTINUE READING